Voltaire (1694-1778) [Francois-Marie Arouet] French philosopher, historian, writer

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All the reasoning's of men are not worth one sentiment of women. - Voltaire

The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination. - Voltaire

What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly, that is the first law of nature. - Voltaire

To love and to be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. - Voltaire

Work saves us from three great evils: Boredom, vice and need. - Voltaire

Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die. [Fr., La satire ment sur les gens de lettres pendant leur vie, et l'eloge ment apres leur mort] - Voltaire

It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce. - Voltaire

Our country is that spot to which our heart is bound. [Fr., La patrie est aux lieux ou l'ame est enchainee] - Voltaire

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it. - Voltaire

The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work. - Voltaire