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Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist [more author details]
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God is always on the side of the big battalions.
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History is a pack of lies we play on the dead.
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I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.
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If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
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Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
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Indolence is sweet, and its consequences bitter.
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It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
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It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
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Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
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Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
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Love truth, and pardon error.
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Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.
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Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.
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Prejudice is opinion without judgement.
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Regimen is superior to medicine.
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The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
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The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
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The secret of being boring is to say everything.
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There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable.
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Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
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