Voltaire Military Quotes

Quotes about: Military
  • The best is the enemy of the good.

    Letter to Duc de Richelieu, 18 June 1744. Although this saying is now associated with Voltaire, he is obviously quoting an Italian proverb here. The French form, which he used later, is Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien.


  • Born: November 21, 1694
  • Died: May 30, 1778
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