The best Quotes by Voltaire

The best Quotes by Voltaire

François-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 - 30 May 1778) was a French Enlightenment writer, philosopher (philosophe) and historian. Known by his nom de plume M. de Voltaire, he was famous for his wit, in addition to his criticism of Christianity—especially of the Roman Catholic Church—and of slavery. Voltaire was an advocate of freedom of speech, freedom of religion and separation of church and state.

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.

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Patience is the art of hoping.
The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of pleasures.
Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.
One promises much, to avoid giving little.
The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.
So you're single? In Paris? Now I'm even more jealous. I mean, your life is croissants and sex.
Madeline Wheeler in Emily in Paris - Season 1 Episode 3
I make the most money, I think, in Russia and Paris, for the people of those countries are so willing to be amused, so eager to see something new and out of the ordinary.
If Paris is a city of lights, Sydney is the city of fireworks.
An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.
Quagmire: "You got to help me. I'm looking for a little boy with red overalls and a yellow shirt."
French Man: "You are looking to buy or to rent?"
Quagmire: "What? No! God! How is Paris considered a classy city?"
French Man: "The buildings are beautiful, the people are trash."
Do you realize this city is laid out in circles? Like they deliberately designed it to confuse us.
Emily Cooper in Emily in Paris - Season 1 Episode 2
Paris seems like a big city, but it's really just a small town.
Camille in Emily in Paris - Season 1 Episode 4
Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain. Because life's greatest lessons are learned through pain.
The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That's guaranteed.
All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.
Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you're the one wo is smiling and everyone else is crying.
The one who lives in the memories of his loved ones can't be dead; dead is only who's forgotten.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
For when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.
To write a loveletter, you have to start without knowing what you're gonna write and end without knowing what you wrote.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
I fear nothing - nothing - but the boundaries of your love.
Big results require big ambitions.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.
Only love and death change all things.
I think a night like tonight shows a lot of young girls and young boys that if you can shoot you can shoot. It doesn't matter if you're a girl or a boy, I think it just matters the heart that you have and wanting to be the best that you can be.
Sabrina Ionescu - February 2024

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