Authors - Francois Marie Arouet
FranÃ§ois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire (21 November 1694 - 30 May 1778), known by the pen name Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy of civil liberties, including freedom of religion, freedom of expression, free trade and separation of church and state. Voltaire was a prolific writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poetry, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken supporter of social reform, despite strict censorship laws with harsh penalties for those who broke them. As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma and the French institutions of his day. - Wikipedia
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
A witty saying proves nothing.
Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.
It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
If God has created us in His image, we have more than returned the compliment.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
Common sense is not so common.
Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Indolence is sweet, and its consequences bitter.
Prejudice is opinion without judgement.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
The secret of being boring is to say everything.
The man who leaves money to charity in his will is only giving away what no longer belongs to him.