Voltaire Quotes

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Appreciation is an excellent thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us, as well.

— Voltaire

Common sense is not so common.

— Voltaire

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

— Voltaire

Four thousand volumes of metaphysics will not teach us what the soul is.

— Voltaire

God is a comedian playing to an audience that is afraid to laugh.

— Voltaire

I may disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

— Voltaire

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.

— Voltaire

Love truth but pardon error.

— Voltaire

The longer we dwell on our misfortunes the greater is their power to harm us.

— Voltaire

To enjoy life we must touch much of it lightly.

— Voltaire

We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies – it is the first law of nature.

— Voltaire

With great power, comes great responsibility.

— Voltaire