It’s easy to live in a bubble and never look in the mirror from time to time. We choose to turn a blind eye to everything that seems ugly. Sometimes we are guilty of being hypocrites, because we only care about things if we are affected and not because we all could be affected. It’s easy to come up with cute catch phrases, but how many of us actually believe them? There are times when we need to read something that makes us think a little harder. To question what we have been told to believe and think for ourselves.
Check this out. These are all quotes from the famed French Philosopher Voltaire. I found them quite enlightening – pun intended! Tell me which one you need to hear from time to time and which you can relate to the most.
“To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”
“The comfort of the rich depends upon an abundant supply of the poor”
“Love truth, but pardon error.”
“I don’t know where I am going, but I am on my way.”
“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.”
“Dare to think for yourself.”
“The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.”
“Faith consists in believing what reason cannot.”
“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”
“If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.”
“Prejudices are what fools use for reason.”
“Don’t think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.”
“What is history? The lie that everyone agrees on…”