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If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
Épître à l'Auteur du Livre des Trois Imposteurs (1770)
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The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Sept Discours en Vers sur l'Homme (1738)
Man is free at the instant he wants to be.
Brutus, act II, scene I (1730).
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Attributed to Voltaire but unsourced.
A witty saying proves nothing.
Le dîner du comte de Boulainvilliers (1767)
Now, now my good man, this is no time to be making enemies.
on his deathbed in response to a priest asking him that he renounce Satan