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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

The best is the enemy of good.



Note 

Note



"Better is the enemy of good."


Source: Philosophical Dictionary


The best is the enemy of good.



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien.

German
Das Bessere ist der Feind des Guten.




See also 

See also...



Often the fear of one evil leads us into a worse.

Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.

It is a thousand times easier to do good than to do it well.

The law of progress holds that everything now must be better than what was there before. Don’t you see if you want something better, and better, and better, you lose the good. The good is no longer even being measured.

Striving to better, oft we mar what’s well.




Quotes for: good


Quotes

Quotes for: good


Where all is well, there is no such thing as injustice. Justice and goodness are inseparable.





The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.





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





Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.





It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.





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











Quotes for: enemy


Quotes

Quotes for: enemy


In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.





Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.





If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.





Love your Enemies, for they tell you your faults.





Privilege is the greatest enemy of right.





Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.











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.





All the splendor in the world is not worth a good friend.












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