Quotes by Voltaire

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.

It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.

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

Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.

Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die.

The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.

A witty saying proves nothing.

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

Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.

Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.