I have selected the best 5 Voltaire quotations to share with you on this blog post.
Voltaire was born François-Marie Arouet . He is said to be one of France’s greatest Enlightenment writers.
He wrote poetry, plays, historical works and philosophical works.
His well-known play “Oedipus” (French: Œdipe) is a tragedy was performed in 1718.
This controversial French dramatist and critic was exiled to Tulle for mocking the regent Orleans.
Almost two years later, he returned to Paris, only to be arrested and exiled to the Bastille for a year on charges of writing libelous poetry.
But again, this literary genius was sent to the Bastille again in 1726, for arguing with the Chevalier de Rohan.
As a result, Voltaire was shipped off to England for three years.
It was much later, he returned to Paris, where he died in his sleep on May 30, 1778
Best 5 Voltaire Quotations
Here is my favorite best five Voltaire quotations:
“If there were no God, it would have been necessary to invent him.” – Voltaire (Si Dieu n’existait pas, il faudrait l’inventer)
“If God has made us in his image, we have returned him the favor.” – Voltaire (Si Dieu nous a faits à son image, nous le lui avons bien rendu.)
“When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.” – Voltaire (Quand il s’agit d’argent, tout le monde est de la même religion)
(Letter to Mme. d’Épinal, Ferney (26 December 1760, can be found in Oeuvres complètes, Volume 12; p.159)
“Minds differ still more than faces.” – Voltaire
“Morality is the same among all men; therefore it comes from God. Worship is various; therefore it is the work of man.” – Voltaire (La morale est la même chez tous les hommes, donc elle vient de Dieu; le culte est différent, donc il est l’ouvrage des hommes.)
Here is a longer list of fully verified authentic Voltaire quotations.