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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

Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.
Voltaire - Candide ou l'Optimisme




Translation  

Translation

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French
Le travail éloigne de nous trois grands maux : l'ennui, le vice et le besoin.”
Voltaire - Candide ou l'Optimisme

German
Die Arbeit hält drei große Übel fern: die Langeweile, das Laster und die Not.”
Voltaire - Candide oder der Optimismus




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We must cultivate our garden.”
Voltaire - Candide ou l'Optimisme




Quotes

Quotes for: vice:



Quotes for: vice

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Ingratitude is the mother of all vice.”
Jean de La Fontaine - Tales and Novellas in Verse
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There is only one vice of which no-one boasts - ingratitude.”
Gérard de Nerval - Paradoxe et vérité
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From the faults of another a wise man will correct his own.”
Publilius Syrus - Sentences
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Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.”
Francis Bacon
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Yet it is better to accept public morals and human vices calmly without bursting into either laughter or tears.”
Seneca - On Tranquility of the Mind
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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.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Quotes for: evil:



Quotes for: evil

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One of the most important and most difficult arts is to unlearn vice.”
Antisthenes
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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.”
Albert Camus - The Plague
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For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Antisthenes used to say that the most useful science was to unlearn evil.”
François Fénelon
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What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil
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The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.”
Albert Einstein
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Quotes about work:



Quotes for: work

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Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Confucius
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My work is a game, a very serious game.”
M. C. Escher
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It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.”
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings
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Sowing is not so hard as reaping.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.”
Quintus Horatius Flaccus
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The fruits of labor are the sweetest of all pleasures.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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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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