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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

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
Voltaire




Translation  

Translation

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French
Il est triste que souvent, pour être bon patriote, on soit l'ennemi du reste des hommes.”
Voltaire

German
Es ist beklagenswert, dass man nur dann ein guter Patriot sein kann, wenn man zum Feind der übrigen Menschheit wird.”
Voltaire




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