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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: Les cabales

Quote

The universe confounds me! I cannot imagine that such a ‘clock’ can exist without there being a Clockmaker.
Voltaire - Les cabales



Note  

Note



Other translation: I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker.




Translation  

Translation

(German, French)


German
Das Universum bringt mich in Verwirrung; ich kann nicht verstehen, wie ein solches Uhrwerk bestehen kann ohne Uhrmacher.”
Voltaire - Les cabales

French
L'univers m'embarrasse, et je ne puis songer
Que cette horloge existe et n'ait pas d'horloger.”

Voltaire - Les cabales




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Quotes

Quotes about the Universe:


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You are the big bang, the original force of the universe, coming on as whoever you are.”
Alan Watts
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Philosophy is written in this grand book, which stands continually open before our eyes (I say the Universe), but can not be understood without first learning to comprehend the language and know the characters as it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is impossible to humanly understand a word; without these one is wandering in a dark labyrinth.”
Galileo Galilei
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Everything mystical is personal — accordingly it is an elementary variation of the universe.”
Novalis - Fragments
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All I did was to look at what the universe showed me.”
Claude Monet
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Nothing is indifferent, nothing is powerless in the universe; an atom can dissolve everything, an atom can save everything”
Gérard de Nerval
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He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.”
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations
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Quotes about existence:


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To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”
Henri Bergson
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Existence precedes essence.”
Jean-Paul Sartre - Existentialism and Humanism
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It is valid to conclude from actuality to possibility, but not from possibility to actuality.”
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My happiness should justify existence itself!”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra
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Not only is the self entwined in society; it owes society its existence in the most literal sense.”
Theodor W. Adorno
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We are speaking on this occasion, not as members of this or that nation, continent, or creed, but as human beings, members of the species Man, whose continued existence is in doubt.”
Bertrand Russell
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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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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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