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




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


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

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




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




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It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.”
Epicurus
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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.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.”
Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom
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Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
Aristotle
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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.”
Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom
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Reprove your friend in secret and praise him openly.”
Leonardo da Vinci
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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.”
Albert Camus - Chroniques
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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.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
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Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The price of greatness is responsibility.”
Winston Churchill
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There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.”
Leo Tolstoy
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Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”
William Shakespeare
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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 - 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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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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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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