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Biography - Voltaire:

François-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher.
Born: 1694 - Died: 1778
Period:
18th century
17th century
Place of birth: France
France

Without the art of living knowledge nought avails.



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Translation

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French
Le savoir, en effet, n’est rien sans l’art de vivre.

German
Schließlich ist Wissen ohne Lebenskunst nichts.




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True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.

The art of living well, is of all the arts the greatest.




Quotes for: to live


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Quotes for: to live


A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.
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To live means to love, but above all, to love life.
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My trade and art is to live.
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You can't live at all, unless you can live fully now.
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"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
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To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.
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Quotes for: to know


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Quotes for: to know


Know or listen to those who know.
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We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases.
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Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.

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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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I know that I know nothing.
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Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.
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I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.
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Love truth, but pardon error.
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Let us read and let us dance—these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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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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The best is the enemy of good.
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All the splendor in the world is not worth a good friend.
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