Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Voltaire Quotes

Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning! It is indeed by so doing that we can say the letter kills and the spirit gives life. Voltaire

It is the flash which appears, the thunderbolt will follow. Voltaire

Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce. Voltaire

God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best. Voltaire

There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times. Voltaire

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

Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes. Voltaire

The mouth obeys poorly when the heart murmurs. Voltaire

The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself. Voltaire

Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from him. Voltaire