Quotations by Voltaire

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Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?

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Judge a person by their questions rather than their answers.

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It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.

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He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.

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The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it.

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I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow.

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It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.

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Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.

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All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

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Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

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Judge others by their questions rather than their answers.

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It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.

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No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.