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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

Quote

Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.
Voltaire




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Qui est en droit de vous rendre absurde est en droit de vous rendre injuste.”
Voltaire

German
Wer berechtigt ist, einen ungereimt zu machen, kann ihn auch ungerecht machen.”
Voltaire




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It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”
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Quotes for: absurd

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Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.”
Bertrand Russell - The Problems of Philosophy
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Absurd is lucid reason noting its limits.”
Albert Camus
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Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.”
Baruch Spinoza
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The history of thought may be summed up in these words: it is absurd by what it seeks and great by what it finds.”
Paul Valéry
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Man is absurd by what he seeks, great by what he finds.”
Paul Valéry
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He who seeks equality between unequals seeks an absurdity.”
Baruch Spinoza
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Quotes for: injustice:


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The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world's dreadful injustice.”
Jules Renard
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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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Love truth, but pardon error.”
Voltaire - Discourse in Verse on Man - on Freedom
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Let us read and let us dance—these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
Voltaire
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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.”
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary
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The best is the enemy of good.”
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary
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All the splendor in the world is not worth a good friend.”
Voltaire
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