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Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist [more author details]
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Love truth, and pardon error.
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Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.
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Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.
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Prejudice is opinion without judgement.
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Regimen is superior to medicine.
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The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
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The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
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The secret of being boring is to say everything.
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There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable.
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Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
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To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.
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Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
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You despise books; you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence; but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.
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God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
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Voltaire, (attributed)
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
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Voltaire, (Attributed); originated in "The Friends of Voltaire", 1906, by S. G. Tallentyre (Evelyn Beatrice Hall)
Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.
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Voltaire, Candide, 1759
There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts.
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Voltaire, Dialogue, XIV, "Le Chapon et la Poularde" (1766)
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
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Voltaire, Discours en vers sur l'homme, 1737
This agglomeration which was called and which still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire.
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Voltaire, Essai sur l'histoire generale et sur les moeurs et l'espirit des nations, 1756, Chapter 70
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.
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Voltaire, Essay on Tolerance
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