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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

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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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French
Qu'est-ce que la tolérance ? C'est l'apanage de l'humanité. Nous sommes tous pétris de faiblesses et d'erreurs ; pardonnons-nous réciproquement nos sottises, c'est la première loi de la nature.”
Voltaire - Dictionnaire Philosophique

German
Was ist Toleranz? Sie ist Menschlichkeit überhaupt. Wir sind alle gemacht aus Schwächen und Fehlern; darum sei erstes Naturgesetz, daß wir uns wechselseitig unsere Dummheiten verzeihen.”
Voltaire - Philosophisches Wörterbuch




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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.”
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus politicus

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Love truth, but pardon error.”
Voltaire - Discourse in Verse on Man - on Freedom

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The golden rule of conduct is mutual toleration, seeing that we will never all think alike and we shall always see Truth in fragment and from different points of vision.”
Mahatma Gandhi

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No man is weak by choice.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims

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Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.”
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères




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I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.”
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Without music, life would be a mistake.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Twilight of the Idols
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Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.”
Victor Hugo
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All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.”
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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Any man can make mistakes.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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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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Tolerance should really only be a passing attitude: it should lead to appreciation. To tolerate is to offend.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Maxims and Reflections
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Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.”
Robert Green Ingersoll
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Tolerance is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.”
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
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Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.”
Voltaire
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What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.”
Voltaire
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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
Mahatma Gandhi
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.”
Hannah Arendt
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We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
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I also am other than what I imagine myself to be. To know this is forgiveness.”
Simone Weil
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Children begin by loving their parents after a time they judge them rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.”
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
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By forgiving much the mighty becomes even mightier.”
Publilius Syrus - Sentences
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
Sigmund Freud
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Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.”
Theodor W. Adorno
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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
Mahatma Gandhi
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The weakness of human reason appears more evidently in those who know it not, than in those who know it.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”
Albert Einstein
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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 - Discourse in Verse on Man - on Freedom
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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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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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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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