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By Anonym 14 Sep

Voltaire

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Voltaire

God prefers bad verses recited with a pure heart to the finest verses chanted by the wicked.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Voltaire

"I have no more than twenty acres of ground," he replied, "the whole of which I cultivate myself with the help of my children; and our labor keeps off from us the three great evils - boredom, vice, and want.

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Voltaire

It is proved...that things cannot be other than they are, for since everything was made for a purpose, it follows that everything is made for the best purpose.

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Voltaire

Everything can be borne except contempt.

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If God did not exist, he would have to be invented.

By Anonym 18 Sep

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The Jews are an ignorant and barbarous people, who have long united the most sordid avarice with the most detestable superstition and the most invincible hatred for every people by whom they are tolerated and enriched.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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Theological religion is the source of all imaginable follies and disturbances. It is the parent of fanaticism and civil discord; it is the enemy of mankind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Voltaire

Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Voltaire

The famous physician Dumoulin said when dying, 'I leave two great physicians behind me, simple food and pure water.'

By Anonym 19 Sep

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Un bon mot ne prouve rien.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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Shakespeare is a drunken savage with some imagination whose plays please only in London and Canada.

By Anonym 17 Sep

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One should always cite what one does not understand at all in the language one understands the least.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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Can you really believe that a drop of urine is an infinity of monads, and that each of these has ideas, however obscure, of the universe as a whole?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Voltaire

History is but the record of crimes and misfortunes. L'histoire n'est que le tableau des crimes et des malheurs

By Anonym 15 Sep

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The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it.

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To achieve a goal, a dream, a wish, you must plan it out for success!

By Anonym 13 Sep

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Democracy is just a filler for textbooks! Do you actually believe that public opinion influences the government?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Voltaire

Never having been able to succeed in the world, he took his revenge by speaking ill of it.

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Men will always be mad, and those who think they can cure them are the maddest of all.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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What is madness? To have erroneous perceptions and to reason correctly from them.

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The Pope is an idol whose hands are tied and whose feet are kissed.

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It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions

By Anonym 15 Sep

Voltaire

De som menar att det finns sanningar som bör undanhållas folket behöver inte oroa sig: folket läser inte. Det arbetar sex dar i veckan och den sjunde sitter det på krogen.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Voltaire

Another century and there will not be a Bible on earth!

By Anonym 15 Sep

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The monster, fanaticism, still exists, and whoever seeks after truth will run the risk of being persecuted.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Voltaire

I envy animals for two things - their ignorance of evil to come, and their ignorance of what is said about them.

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In the matter of taxation, every privilege is an injustice.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Voltaire

We must cultivate our own garden.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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Great men have all been formed either before academies or independent of them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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The malevolence of men revealed itself to his mind in all of its ugliness

By Anonym 13 Sep

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If we do not exert the right of eating our neighbor, it is because we have other means of making good cheer

By Anonym 13 Sep

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History is the recital of facts represented as true. Fable, on the other hand, is the recital of facts represented as fiction.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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The pursuit of pleasure must be the goal of every rational person.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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History should be written as philosophy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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Truth is a fruit which should not be plucked until it is ripe.

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If you want to kill Christianity you must abolish Sunday.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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In all the disputes which have excited Christians against each other, Rome has invariably decided in favor of that opinion which tended most towards the suppression of the human intellect and the annihilation of the reasoning powers.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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Superstition sets the whole world in flames, but philosophy douses them.

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The discovery of what is true and the practice of that which is good are the two most important aims of philosophy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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A yawn may not be polite, but at least it is an honest opinion.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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It is amusing that a virtue is made of the vice of chastity; and it's a pretty odd sort of chastity at that, which leads men straight into the sin of Onan, and girls to the waning of their color.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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The Jews are of all peoples the grosses, the most ferocious, the most fanatical, and the most absurd.

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Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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Every sensible man, every honorable man, must hold the Christian sect in horror." "Christianity is the most ridiculous, the most absurd and bloody religion that has ever infected the world." "Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense." "If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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Theology is to religion what poisons are to food.

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Men, generally going with the stream, seldom judge for themselves, and purity of taste is almost as rare as talent.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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Man is not born wicked; he becomes so, as he becomes sick.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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Faith consists in believing not what seems true, but what seems false to our understanding.