quotes tagged with 'voltaire'

I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Author: Voltaire, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom voltaire 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.

Author: Voltaire, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny politicalpower tyrants voltaire shackles 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.

Author: Voltaire (1694 - 1778), Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny evil right wrong good voltaire dangerous 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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