"Common sense is both rarer and more desirable in leaders than mere intelligence."
French writer

Quotes on Love, Life and Freedom:

Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
If you want to know who controls you, look at who you are not allowed to criticize.
Let us cultivate our garden.
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
Love truth, but pardon error.
It is clear that the individual who persecutes a man, his brother, because he is not of the same opinion, is a monster.
Beware of the words “internal security,” for they are the eternal cry of the oppressor.
The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.
Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.

“Faith consists in believing what reason cannot.”

Quotes that are enlightening:

It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
Tears are the silent language of grief.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
The more often a stupidity is repeated, the more it gets the appearance of wisdom.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.



Voltaire was a French writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, as well as his advocacy of freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

Voltaire was a versatile and prolific writer. He produced works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, histories, and scientific expositions. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and 2,000 books and pamphlets.

Many notable people have named Voltaire as an influence. Goethe regarded Voltaire as the greatest literary figure of modern times, and possibly of all time. Napoleon was a fan of Voltaire and his works. 

In Russia, Catherine the Great had been reading Voltaire for sixteen years before becoming Empress in 1762. Upon Voltaire’s death, the Empress purchased his library, which was then transported and placed in The Hermitage. Today, the library is preserved intact in the National Library of Russia at Saint Petersburg.

Voltaire lived out the last 20 years of his life in Ferney. It was officially named Ferney-Voltaire in honour of its most famous resident in 1878. Astronomers have bestowed his name on the Voltaire crater on Deimos and the asteroid 5676 Voltaire.