Quotation by Voltaire

A miracle is the violation of mathematical, divine, immutable, eternal laws. By this very statement, a miracle is a contradiction in terms. A law cannot be immutable and violable at the same time.... God cannot do anything without reason; so what reason could make him temporarily disfigure his own handiwork?
Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694–1778), French philosopher, author. Philosophical Dictionary (Dictionnaire philosophique), "Miracles," (1764).

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