Quotes by Voltaire

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


An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.


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


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


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.


There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable.


Better is the enemy of good.