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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

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




Translation

Translation

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

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




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