Quotes by Voltaire

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I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.
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I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it.
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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.
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 prejudice  humanity  

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Men will always be mad, and those who think they can cure them are the maddest of all.
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No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
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As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
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 mankind  

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Shun idleness. It is a rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.
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All the ancient histories, as one of our wits say, are just fables that have been agreed upon.
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I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
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It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
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 patriotism  

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