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.
  • God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best.

    "Great Thinkers Great Thoughts: One Thought Can Change Your World". Book published by Tejgyan Global Foundation, 2015.
  • God is always on the side of the heaviest battalions.

    Voltaire's letter to M. le Riche, February 6, 1770.


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