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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
Source: Philosophical Dictionary

Quote

The best is the enemy of good.
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien.”
Voltaire - Dictionnaire Philosophique

German
Das Bessere ist der Feind des Guten.”
Voltaire - Philosophisches Wörterbuch




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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.”
Hannah Arendt

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Striving to better, oft we mar what’s well.”
William Shakespeare - King Lear




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Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.”
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The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.”
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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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Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.”
Baltasar Gracian
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It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.”
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method
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How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”
William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice
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Quotes for: enemy:


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In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.”
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
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Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.”
Isaac Newton
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If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.”
Nelson Mandela
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Love your Enemies, for they tell you your faults.”
Benjamin Franklin
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Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.”
Antisthenes
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It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.”
Voltaire
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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
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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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All the splendor in the world is not worth a good friend.”
Voltaire
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It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.”
Voltaire - Zadig, or The Book of Fate
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