20 of Voltaire’s Best Can’t-Even Quotes

Happy 321st birthday to Voltaire, the French philosopher and Candide author who skewered religion, the aristocracy, and society in his greatest letters and other writings. Voltaire’s satirical observations and call to “écrasez l’infâme” (“crush the infamous”) are captured in his best quotes. He was the original “ain’t nobody got time for that” — and although he “can’t even” when it came to ignorance, tyrannical power, and our puny opinions, he was never speechless.