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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

Quote

Let us read and let us dance—these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Voltaire




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Laissez lire, et laissez danser; ces deux amusements ne feront jamais de mal au monde.”
Voltaire

German
Lasst uns lesen und lasst uns tanzen, diese beiden Vergnügungen werden der Welt niemals Schaden zufügen.”
Voltaire




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Quotes

Quotes about the world:


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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
Leo Tolstoy
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We admire the world through what we love.”
Alphonse de Lamartine
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Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi
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How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”
William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice
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The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.”
Karl Marx - Theses on Feuerbach
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In this world we must be a little too good to be good enough.”
Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux - The Game of Love and Chance
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Quotes for: dance:


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He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance one cannot fly into flying.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra
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The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”
Alan Watts
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One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra
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The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.”
Marcus Aurelius
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And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Quotes

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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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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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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