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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

All the splendor in the world is not worth a good friend.




Translation

Translation

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French
Toutes les grandeurs de ce monde ne valent pas un bon ami.

German
Alle Würden dieser Erde wiegen einen guten Freund nicht auf.




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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.




Quotes for: friendship


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Quotes about friendship:


It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
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If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
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Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
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Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
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It is the fool's misfortune to fail in obtaining the position, the employment, the neighbourhood, and the circle of friends that suit him.
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Reprove your friend in secret and praise him openly.
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Quotes for: greatness


The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.
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Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.
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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
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The price of greatness is responsibility.
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There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.
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Only the passions, the great passions, can lift the soul to the greatest things.
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I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.
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Love truth, but pardon error.
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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.
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The best is the enemy of good.
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It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.
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