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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

What man is without fault, and what king without weakness?



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Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Quel homme est sans erreur ? et quel roi sans faiblesse ?

German
Welcher Mensch ist ohne Fehler, und welcher König ohne Schwäche?




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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.




Quotes for: mistake


Quotes

Quotes about mistake:


Love truth, but pardon error.





I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.





Without music, life would be a mistake.





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.





To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.





Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.











Quotes for: king


Quotes

Quotes about king:


If I were not king, I should lose my temper.





A wise and prudent king knows how to make use of even the least of his subjects.





In the kingdom of the blind the one-eyed man is king.





To avoid covetousness is to conquer a kingdom.





Wise kings generally have wise counselors and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.





While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings.











Quotes for: weakness


Quotes

Quotes about weakness:


No man is weak by choice.





Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.





What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.





Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.





The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.





The weakness of human reason appears more evidently in those who know it not, than in those who know it.











Quotes for: Man


Quotes

Quotes about man, all human beings:


No man is weak by choice.





Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.





The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.





Man is the future of man.





Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.





We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
  











Quotes

Voltaire also said...


I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.





Love truth, but pardon error.





Without the art of living knowledge nought avails.





Let us read and let us dance—these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.





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.





The best is the enemy of good.












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