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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

Society therefore is an ancient as the world.




Translation

Translation

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French
La société est donc aussi ancienne que le monde.

German
Die Gesellschaft ist daher so alt wie die Welt.




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Quotes for: world


Quotes

Quotes about the world:


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.





The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.





We admire the world through what we love.





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





Be the change that you wish to see in the world.





How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.











Quotes for: society


Quotes

Quotes for: society


Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.





The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.





Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.





Article V – The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society. Anything which is not forbidden by the law cannot be impeded, and no one can be constrained to do what it does not order.





Article XV – The society has the right of requesting account from any public agent of its administration.





Article XVI – Any society in which the guarantee of rights is not assured, nor the separation of powers determined, has no Constitution.











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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