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Quote of Voltaire - It is better to risk saving...


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

It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.
Voltaire - Zadig, or The Book of Fate




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Il vaut mieux hasarder de sauver un coupable que de condamner un innocent.”
Voltaire - Zadig ou la Destinée

German
Besser, man riskiert, einen Schuldigen zu retten, als einen Unschuldigen zu verurteilen.”
Voltaire - Zadig oder das Schicksal




See also  

See also...



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Article IX – Any man being presumed innocent until he is declared culpable, if it is judged indispensable to arrest him, any rigor which would not be necessary for the securing of his person must be severely reprimanded by the law.”
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789




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