Quotes by Voltaire

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Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.
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 conformity  

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Common Sense is not so common.
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 intelligence  

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Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.
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 animal  civilization  

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If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
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 god  

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Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
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 censorship  

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History is filled with the sound of silken slippers going downstairs and wooden shoes coming up.
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The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
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Tears are the silent language of grief.
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 crying  grief  

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History supplies little beyond a list of those who have accommodated themselves with the property of others.
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I hate women because they always know where things are.
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 women  

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