Voltaire Quotes On Optimism, Conquer, Enemy, Believe, Secret

Voltaire Quotes On Optimism, Conquer, Enemy, Believe, Secret

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Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

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Better is the enemy of good.

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Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.

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Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.

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Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.

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God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.

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God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best.

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History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.

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I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom.

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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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Ice-cream is exquisite – what a pity it isn’t illegal.

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Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

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Injustice in the end produces independence.

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Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?

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It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.

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It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.

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It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.

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It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce.

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It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.

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It is said that the present is pregnant with the future.

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Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.

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Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.

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Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.

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My life is a struggle.

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No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.

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One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.

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Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.

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Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.

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Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.

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

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Prejudices are what fools use for reason.

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Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.

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Tears are the silent language of grief.

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The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.

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The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

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