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To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire#Power 66
The secret of being tiresome is to tell everything. Voltaire#Habits 65
I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow. Voltaire#Born 64
In every author let us distinguish the man from his works. Voltaire#Author 64
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. Voltaire#Answers 64
The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence. Voltaire#Discovers 64
When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace and death a duty. Voltaire#Hope 64
Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices. Voltaire#Power 63
The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reason. Voltaire#Religion 63
The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third. Voltaire#Art 63
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