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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

It is not love we should have painted blind, but self-love.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Ce n'est pas l'amour qu'il fallait peindre aveugle, c'est l'amour-propre.

German
Es ist nicht Liebe, die als blind dargestellt werden sollte, sondern Selbstliebe.




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Quotes for: love


Quotes

Quotes about love:


Where love rules, there is no will to power and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.





To live means to love, but above all, to love life.





Love, love, all the rest is nothing.





Intelligence has value only in the service of love.





There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.





Love, and do what you will.











Quotes for: self-love


Quotes

Quotes about self-love:


Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.





Self-love is the greatest of flatterers.





Whatever discoveries have been made in the region of self-love, there remain many unexplored territories there.





Self love is more cunning than the most cunning man in the world.





Our self love endures more impatiently the condemnation of our tastes than of our opinions.





The attachment or indifference which philosophers have shown to life is only the style of their self love, about which we can no more dispute than of that of the palate or of the choice of colours.







Quotes

Voltaire also said...


I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.





Love truth, but pardon error.





Without the art of living knowledge nought avails.





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





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.





The best is the enemy of good.












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