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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

It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.




Translation

Translation

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French
Il vaut mieux hasarder de sauver un coupable que de condamner un innocent.

German
Besser, man riskiert, einen Schuldigen zu retten, als einen Unschuldigen zu verurteilen.




See also 

See also...



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.




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