Quotes by Voltaire

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Exaggeration, the inseparable companion of greatness.
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If God has created us in His image, we have more than returned the compliment.
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Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
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What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
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What would constitute useful history? That which should teach us our duties and our rights, without appearing to teach them.
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It is not known precisely where angels dwell - whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.
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Historians are gossips who tease the dead.
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Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn't illegal.
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I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker.
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God created sex. Priests created marriage.
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