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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



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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

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


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Love truth, but pardon error.”
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Quotes about mistake:


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I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.”
Bertrand Russell
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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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Quotes about tolerance:


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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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Quotes about forgiveness:


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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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Quotes about weakness:


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No man is weak by choice.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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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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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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Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.”
Theodor W. Adorno
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Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”
Albert Einstein
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Strength and weakness of mind are mis-named; they are really only the good or happy arrangement of our bodily organs.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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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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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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May all men remember that they are brothers!”
Voltaire - Treatise on Tolerance
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