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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

Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Le travail éloigne de nous trois grands maux : l'ennui, le vice et le besoin.

German
Die Arbeit hält drei große Übel fern: die Langeweile, das Laster und die Not.




See also 

See also...



We must cultivate our garden.




Quotes for: vice


Quotes

Quotes for: vice


Ingratitude is the mother of all vice.





There is only one vice of which no-one boasts - ingratitude.





From the faults of another a wise man will correct his own.





Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.





Yet it is better to accept public morals and human vices calmly without bursting into either laughter or tears.





O philosophy, life’s guide! O searcher-out of virtue and expeller of vices! What could we and every age of men have been without thee? Thou hast produced cities; thou hast called men scattered about into the social enjoyment of life.











Quotes for: evil


Quotes

Quotes for: evil


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





One of the most important and most difficult arts is to unlearn vice.





The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.





For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.





Antisthenes used to say that the most useful science was to unlearn evil.





What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.











Quotes for: work


Quotes

Quotes about work:


Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.





My work is a game, a very serious game.





The best work is not what is most difficult for you it is what you do best.





It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.





Sowing is not so hard as reaping.





Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.











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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