Born: November 21, 1694
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 30, 1778
Occupation: Author, Historian, and Philosopher
Profile: Best known for Candide.
Number of Quotes: 7
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
My prayer to God is a very short one:O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.God has granted it.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
We owe respect to the living; to the dead we owe only truth.
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
Work keeps us from three great evils: boredom, vice, and poverty.