How I was murdered in my own home and lived to pay for it.

Voltaire Quotes


"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers." -- Voltaire

"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities" -- Voltaire

"Did they teach you to believe, or did you learn to think?" -- Ralph Nader's Father.

"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful." -- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"If the gods listened to the prayers of men, all humankind would quickly perish since they constantly pray for many evils to befall one another." -- Epicurus

"Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking." -- Jackson Brown

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." -- Abraham Lincoln

"Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable." -- Goethe

"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends than that good men should look on and do nothing." -- John Stuart Mill

"There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind." -- Buddha

"May you live in interesting times."

"May you become known to powerful men."

"May powerful men have their way with you."

"..Heavy physical work, the care of home and children, petty quarrels with neighbors, films, football, beer and above all, gambling filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult.” -- George Orwell, 1984

"Why, it's just a hat darling, belonging to a small headed man of limited means who lost a fight with a chicken." -- James Bond in Live and Let Die 1973.

"The squat pen rests; snug as a gun. Under my window, a clean rasping sound. When the spade sinks into gravelly ground: My father, digging. I look down." -- Digging By Seamus Heaney

“I freed Germany from the stupid and degrading fallacies of conscience, morality...We will train young people before whom the whole world will tremble. I want young people capable of violence, imperious, relentless, cruel.” -- Adolf Hitler

"I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life I absented myself from Christian assemblies." ―Benjamin Franklin

"...those who live by mystery & charlatanerie, fearing you would render them useless by simplifying the Christian philosophy, the most sublime & benevolent, but most perverted system that ever shone on man, endeavored to crush your well earnt, & well deserved fame." - Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Priestley, Washington, March 21, 1801

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die: but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome." -- Sir Winston Churchill in "The River War"