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Voltaire

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Biography : French writer and philosopher.
Born: 1694 - Died: 1778
Period:
18th century
17th century
Place of birth: France
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I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health."
Voltaire - Letter to the Abbé Trublet
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I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.

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What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature."
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Love truth, but pardon error."
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Love truth, but pardon error.

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All the splendor in the world is not worth a good friend."
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It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one."
Voltaire - Zadig, or The Book of Fate
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May all men remember that they are brothers!"
Voltaire - Treatise on Tolerance
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Whoever you are, here is your master:
He is, was or will be.
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Voltaire - Poésies mêlées
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Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe."
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary
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The universe confounds me! I cannot imagine that such a ‘clock’ can exist without there being a Clockmaker."
Voltaire - Les cabales
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I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
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the best is the enemy of good."
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary
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Man is free at the instant he wants to be."
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We must cultivate our garden."
Voltaire - Candide ou l'Optimisme
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Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices."
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History is just the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes."
Voltaire - L'Ingénu
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Time softens everything."
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Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need."
Voltaire - Candide ou l'Optimisme
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Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from him."
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Perfection is attained by slow degrees it requires the hand of time."
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