"Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Voltaire on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Voltaire on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Voltaire on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Voltaire on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Voltaire on Albert Camus
"What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy."
"He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it."
"We are rarely proud when we are alone."
"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game."
"Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable."