Quotes by Voltaire

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

An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.

All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.

Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.

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

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

To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

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

God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best.