Quotes by Voltaire

The best is the enemy of the good.


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


Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.


A witty saying proves nothing.


Anything too stupid to be said is sung.


Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.


I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.


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


It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.


Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers.