Favorite Quotations Voltaire Whack on the Side of the Head

"Tears are the silent language of grief." ~ Voltaire


The adjective is the worst enemy of the noun, even though it agrees in gender, number, and case.

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.

Common sense is not so common.

Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.

What can we say with certainty? We must cultivate our garden.

The discovery of what is true, and the practice of that which is good, are the two most important objects of philosophy.

It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.

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

If this is the best of all possible worlds, what are the others like?

Paradise is where I am.

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.

The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.

The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbors, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.

God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.

To hold a pen is to be at war.

Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too.