Voltaire Quotes About Excellence

Quotes about: Excellence
  • 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.
  • The perfect is the enemy of the good.

    "La Bégueule". Poem by Voltaire, 1772.


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