Quotes by Voltaire

Let us work without theorizing, tis the only way to make life endurable.

The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work.

We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest.

It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.

Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors but they are seldom or ever inventors.

I hate women because they always know where things are.

All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.

To hold a pen is to be at war.

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

I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom.