“Perfection is attained by slow degrees… it requires the hand of time.” Voltaire

Some of my most favourite quotes by Voltaire:

“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.”

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

“Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.  The most original writers borrowed one from another.”

“Common sense is not so common.”


Voltaire was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit and advocacy of freedom of religion and  expression. Engraving by Pierre Charles Baquoy.

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