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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 - Questions sur les Miracles



Note  

Note




Source: Questions sur les Miracles

Wikisource - Voltaire - Œuvres complètes (fr)




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Qui est en droit de vous rendre absurde est en droit de vous rendre injuste.”
Voltaire - Questions sur les Miracles

German
Wer berechtigt ist, einen ungereimt zu machen, kann ihn auch ungerecht machen.”
Voltaire - Questions sur les Miracles




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See also...



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Whoever wants to deceive people must first of all make absurdity plausible.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Maxims and Reflections

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It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”
Mark Twain - Quotation of uncertain origin

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The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.”
Gustave Le Bon - The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind




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Quotes for: absurd:



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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Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.”
M. C. Escher
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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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Quotes for: injustice:


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Often he who omits an act does injustice, not only he who commits an act.”
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations
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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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To tolerate is to take upon oneself; a tolerance that comes into being on the backs of others is no longer tolerance. To tolerate the suffering of others, to tolerate an injustice of which we are not a victim or an atrocity that we are spared is not tolerance but selfishness, indifference, or worse.”
André Comte-Sponville - A Small Treatise on the Great Virtues
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Voltaire also said...


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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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