Tag Archive | "Voltaire"

Men are equal;

Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.

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Doubt is not

Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one.

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Common sense is

Common sense is not so common.

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Man is free

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.

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To succeed in

To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.

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The public is

The public is a ferocious beast — one must either chain it up or flee from it.

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I have never

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: “O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.” And God granted it.

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[Optimism is] the

[Optimism is] the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst.

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When it is

When it is a question of money, everyone is of the same religion.

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It is dangerous

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.

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