Full Name: Pseudonym of Francois-Marie Arouet

Born: November 21, 1694
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 30, 1778

Occupation: Author, Historian, and Philosopher
Profile: Best known for Candide.

Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voltaire
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.

Author A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Topic    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Famous Speeches           All Topics Fill-In Quotations