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Wishing on that far away star, how far removed we truly are.
MICHAEL DE CHâTILLON
We cannot wish for that we know not. [Fr., On ne peut desirer ce qu'on ne connait pas.]
VOLTAIRE (FRANCOIS MARIE AROUET VOLTAIRE)
We cannot say no to what has already been approved by the citizens.
CARLES PUIGDEMONT
We cannot gamble with American lives. I will not gamble with American lives.
JOHN F. KELLY
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
DOLLY PARTON
We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.
VOLTAIRE
For all of its uncertainty, we cannot flee the future.
BARBARA JORDAN
We cannot afford to leave the poor behind.
P. CHIDAMBARAM
We cannot afford idleness, waste or inefficiency.
EAMON DE VALERA
We cannot learn men from books.
BENJAMIN DISRAELI
We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
MAX DE PREE
But we cannot rely on foreign help indefinitely.
EDUARD SHEVARDNADZE
We cannot pretend that reality is different from what it is.
ADOLFO AGUILAR ZINSER
We know there must be new physics. For example, we cannot explain what dark matter is.
FABIOLA GIANOTTI
The words you can’t find, you borrow.
We read to know we’re not alone. We read because w...
GABRIELLE ZEVIN
The problems of language here are really serious. We wish to speak in some way about the structure o...
WERNER HEISENBERG
There are indeed people with ulterior motives who don't wish Chinese swimming well; they even do...
SUN YANG
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
DALAI LAMA
We cannot make events. Our business is wisely to improve them.
SAMUEL ADAMS
If we cannot see the possibility of greatness, how can we dream it?
LEE STRASBERG
Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.
JEAN PAUL
Justice is such a fine thing that we cannot pay too dearly for it.
ALAIN RENE LE SAGE
There is always a secret irritation about a laugh into which we cannot join.
AGNES REPPLIER
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
We cannot accomplish all that we need to do without working together.
BILL RICHARDSON
We cannot kill or capture our way out of an industrial-strength insurgency.
DAVID PETRAEUS
When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises.
ANGELA MERKEL
We cannot undo the past in this misguided war in Iraq.
XAVIER BECERRA
It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our respon...
JOSIAH STAMP
We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.
CHE GUEVARA
We can learn something from Marxist thinking, but we cannot follow Marxist methods.
SUN YAT-SEN
We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the game.
RANDY PAUSCH
We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which is achieved without either.
NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI
If we cannot agree, then at least we ought to move on.
BEN NELSON
We cannot both preach and administer financial matters.
SAINT STEPHEN
We cannot build up the idea of the apostolate of the laity without the foundation of the liturgy.
DOROTHY DAY
We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.
ALAN WATTS
We do not believe in immortality because we can prove it, but we try to prove it because we cannot h...
HARRIET MARTINEAU
We cannot build a viable state with a country that is disintegrating into small pieces.
MAHMOUD ABBAS
We walk ourselves into ruts so deep we cannot see over them.
TOM BROWN, JR.
I'm against high taxes. But we certainly cannot be so anorexic in government that we cannot func...
ROBERT J. BENTLEY
We cannot solve the problem of terrorism by asserting our will on the world.
ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS
We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving.
BERNARD MELTZER
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
CARL JUNG
We cannot solve life's problems except by solving them.
M. SCOTT PECK
We cannot be a civilized society if these terrorists are going to have their ways.
MATT MEAD
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
FRANCIS BACON
We cannot leave history entirely to nonclinical observers and to professional historians.
ERIK ERIKSON
Painting does what we cannot do - it brings a three-dimensional world into a two-dimensional plane.
CHUCK JONES
The reconnection of society, economy and ethics is a project we cannot postpone.
MICHAEL D. HIGGINS
I understand that we cannot make other people happy when they are unhappy.
AUDREY TAUTOU
We dream that we're all different. The reality is that we're all not.
ANTHONY T. HINCKS
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
JAMES A. BALDWIN
Most babies know how to win us over. We cannot help but smile at them and watch them smile back.
MADELEINE M. KUNIN
Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we...
BLAISE PASCAL
We know we cannot plant seeds with closed fists. To sow, we must open our hands.
ADOLFO PEREZ ESQUIVEL
In the dim background of mind we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start.
WILLIAM JAMES
Same first name as a president and an obscure comic book character. Half-Jewish. Excellent grammar. ...
BECKY ALBERTALLI
Once we know of atrocities we cannot remain silent, and knowledge inevitably leads to an urge to pro...
AZAR NAFISI
We like love - we love love - but perhaps its only meaning lies in its ubiquitous meaninglessness. W...
RICHARD FLANAGAN
We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not happen
DAN QUAYLE
We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not happen
DAN QUAYLE
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
ERICA JONG
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.
ERICA JONG
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
ERICA JONG
I wish that were the case. It's not true. But I think on some unconscious level, maybe we know more ...
HOWARD GORDON
It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.
AYN RAND
It was either Voltaire or Charlie Sheen who said, 'We are born alone. We live alone. We die alon...
GABRIEL BYRNE
We wish we could get to New Orleans, but we don't know when that will be,
VINCE VAUGHN
If we're honest with ourselves, most of us know the one thing we lack.
CRAIG GROESCHEL
One does not arrest Voltaire.
CHARLES DE GAULLE
I am aware that everyone that exists has a story, and we all exist because that story is important f...
ARZELL
If we all look at life we think how nice, then we look at death and everybody goes oh you can say th...
GARY F EVANS...
When we die our deeds shall be left for humanity to judge & our flesh shall become dust for humanity...
DAVID ATTA (A.K.A DAVIED ATTLARS & MR DAIN)
We each can accomplish so much in this world. There is no room for boredom
ROXE
Dae FATE NAYAE Nanagha Vandhuttoom Da, Sandy , Na Nata, London Lass,Russian Grapes, Ellorum Ippa Van...
SATHESH KUMAR M
Could it be possible for humanity to put their differences aside for the survival of our species, un...
GARY F EVANS...
We have a right to life, not on it.
DANIEL MELGAçO
We are this fucking stick in the end...
DEYTH BANGER
I'm not sure why the saying goes..."be careful what you wish for"...it should be, "prepare yourself ...
C. NZINGHA SMITH
Are shadows a shadowy reflection of the soul or is it a reflection of who we really are, or possibly...
GARY F EVANS...
In every passing moment that is not appreciated time cannot give it back to you. So in moments of id...
GARY F EVANS...
To say to that you will never forget ,is always a sincere and an honest way to express ones self to ...
GARY F EVANS...
Johnny, he is bounce, effort, and snark.
Mirren, she is sugar, curiosity, and rain.
Gat, h...
E.LOCKHART
The island is ours. Here, in some way, we are young forever.
E.LOCKHART
Common sense is not so common. [Fr., Le sens commun n'est pas si common.] - Voltaire (Franco...
VOLTAIRE (FRANCOIS MARIE AROUET VOLTAIRE)
Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
When you tell me your story or about yourself I understand who you are and are able to share who I a...
BRENT M. JONES
You either have the feeling or you don’t.
DANIEL HANDLER
You hate cake doughnuts."
"Of course," says Mirren. "But we didn't get the cake, we got glazed ...
E.LOCKHART
There are parallel universes in which different events have happened to the same people. An alternat...
E. LOCKHEART
Everything doesn't seem like anything when you love someone. Especially when you're young.
E. LOCKHART
And when I saw you kissing that girl
My heart, it shattered and my eyes, they watered
And ...
KATE NASH
I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a goo...
DAVE BARRY
I don't know where to go. I don't know what comes now."
"Don't worry," Will said. "We'll figur...
LAUREN OLIVER
If we all look at life we think how nice, then we look at death and everybody goes oh you can say th...
GARY F EVANS...
People are attracted to who we are more than what we do.
LORRIN L. LEE
Air is approximately 21% oxygen, our brains feed off of oxygen. So basically we are all airheads.
ANDONI GARCIA
Inspired By Beauty In Creation We Are One
DANIEL GILMAN
If you love someone you must set them free like the wind and give them the respect they deserve.If y...
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I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition
VOLTAIRE
God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best.
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Now, now my good man, this is no time to be making enemies."
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Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly
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Doubt is uncomfortable, certainty is ridiculous.
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Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.
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Fear follows crime, and is its punishment
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Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.
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Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they kn...
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Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers
VOLTAIRE
"I can't" isn't a reason to give up, it's a reason to try harder
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God is always on the side of the big battalions.
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Anything too stupid to be said is sung.
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...the safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life ...
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We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
VOLTAIRE
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
VOLTAIRE
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
VOLTAIRE
There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable.
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Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.
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Monsieur l'abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to c...
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It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong
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Everything's fine today, that is our illusion.
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The history of human opinion is scarcely anything more than the history of human errors.
VOLTAIRE
Life resembles the banquet of Damocles; the sword is ever suspended.
VOLTAIRE
If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated.
VOLTAIRE
I was never ruined but twice: once when I lost a lawsuit, and once when I won one.
VOLTAIRE
Since the whole affair had become one of religion, the vanquished were of course exterminated.
VOLTAIRE
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us...
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God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
VOLTAIRE
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
VOLTAIRE
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
VOLTAIRE
The ear is the avenue to the heart.
VOLTAIRE
Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.
VOLTAIRE
The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice.
VOLTAIRE
He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.
VOLTAIRE
The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Opposi...
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The superfluous, a very necessary thing.
VOLTAIRE
It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has no...
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To believe in God is impossible not to believe in Him is absurd.
VOLTAIRE
The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it.
VOLTAIRE
The best is the enemy of the good.
VOLTAIRE
Clever tyrants are never punished.
VOLTAIRE
Nature has always had more force than education.
VOLTAIRE
When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does not understand, that ...
VOLTAIRE
Let the punishments of criminals be useful. A hanged man is good for nothing; a man condemned to pub...
VOLTAIRE
The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.
VOLTAIRE
Weakness on both sides is, as we know, the motto of all quarrels.
VOLTAIRE
Ice-cream is exquisite - what a pity it isn't illegal.
VOLTAIRE
We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies - it is the fi...
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If God did not exist it would be necessary to invent Him.
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How I like the boldness of the English, how I like the people who say what they think!
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I was never ruined but twice - once when I lost a lawsuit, once when I won one
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It is easier to write on money than to obtain it, and those who gain it, jest much at those who only...
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For seventeen hundred years the Christian sect has done nothing but harm
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We may not always oblige, but we may always speak obligingly
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All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds.
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Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at ...
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It is not enough to conquer; one must also know how to seduce
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Froth at the top, dregs at bottom, but the middle excellent.
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To enjoy life, we must touch much of it lightly
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Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.
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What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous.
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Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea ...
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Whatever you do, crush the infamy
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What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy
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The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
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Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities
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The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force
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The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out
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Work banishes those three great evils: boredom, vice and poverty.
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What a heavy burden is a name that has become famous too soon.
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There are no sects in geometry
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You must have the devil in you to succeed in any of the arts
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They (the British) are like their own beer; froth on top, dregs at bottom, the middle excellent
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It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.
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An infallible method of making fanatics is to persuade before you instruct
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The great consolation in life is to say what one thinks
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One of the chief misfortunes of honest people is that they are cowardly.
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Prejudice is an opinion without judgment
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I am convinced that everything has come down to us from the banks of the Ganges, - astronomy, astrol...
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He shines in the second rank, who is eclipsed in the first.
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True greatness consists in the use of a powerful understanding to enlighten oneself and others
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If we do not find anything pleasant, at least we shall find something new
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The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost their power of reasoni...
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Men who are occupied in the restoration of health to other men, by the joint exertion of skill and h...
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I disagree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.
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One great use of words is to hide our thoughts
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It is clear that the individual who persecutes a man, his brother, because he is not of the same opi...
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Just for the sake of amusement, ask each passenger to tell you his story, and if you find a single o...
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Needless to say since Christ's expiation not one single Christian has been known to sin, or die
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You can never correct your work well until you have forgotten it
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It is not inequality which is the real misfortune, it is dependence.
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I am convinced that everything has come down to us from the banks of the Ganges, - astronomy, astrol...
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Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.
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Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed from one another....
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We all look for happiness, but without knowing where to find it: like drunkards who look for their h...
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It needs twenty years to lead man from the plant state in which he is within his mother's womb, and ...
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The beauty which strikes the senses merely, the imagination, and that which is called "intelligence,...
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But, once again," persisted the European, "what state would you choose?" The Brahmin answered: "The ...
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There are no sects in geometry.
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People have declaimed against luxury for two thousand years, in verse and prose, and people have alw...
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What is madness? To have erroneous perceptions, and to reason correctly from them?
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Morality is everywhere the same for all men, therefore it comes from God; sects differ, therefore th...
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One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.
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Quand celui à qui l'on parle ne comprend pas et celui qui parle ne se comprend pas, c'est de la mé...
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He wanted to know how they prayed to God in El Dorado. "We do not pray to him at all," said the reve...
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I hold firmly to my original views. After all I am a philosopher.
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All men are by nature free; you have therefore an undoubted liberty to depart whenever you please, b...
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Religion began when the first scoundrel met the first fool.
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But for what purpose was the earth formed?" asked Candide. "To drive us mad," replied Martin.
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One day everything will be well, that is our hope. Everything's fine today, that is our illusion
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The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
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Only your friends steal your books
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Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.
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Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
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It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
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He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend - provided, of course, that he really is dead...
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Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
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Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
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I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And...
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Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.
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Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.
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Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.
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Regimen is superior to medicine.
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Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do
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I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous." And...
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I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.
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I believe that there never was a creator of a philosophical system who did not confess at the end of...
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Canada: A few acres of snow.
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The Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman nor an Empire.
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It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
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Once the people begin to reason, all is lost.
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Prejudice is the reason of fools
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I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.
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Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
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Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
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Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
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What then do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot of yourselves, without revelat...
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We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.
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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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We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.
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To the wicked, everything serves as pretext.
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The secret of being a bore... is to tell everything.
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The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream that this watch exists and has no watchmaker.
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We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongues, at our peril, risk and hazard.
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Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy; the mad daughter of a wise mother.
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Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These ...
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Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one.
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Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoug...
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Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too.
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When its a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
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I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker.
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Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference
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The superfluous is very necessary
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In this country it's a good thing to kill an admiral now and then to encourage the others.
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The longer we dwell on our misfortunes the greater is their power to harm us
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Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.
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As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
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Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those b...
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Superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy quenches them
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It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection
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Repose is a good thing, but boredom is its brother
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One merit of poetry few persons will deny; it says more, and in few words, than prose
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When we hear news we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation
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A man loved by a beautiful woman will always get out of trouble
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say, "Believe as I do, or I shall assassinate you
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History is fables agreed upon.
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It is with books as with men: a very small number play a great part, the rest are lost in the multit...
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Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
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The best way to become boring is to say everything.
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Antiquity is full of eulogies of another more remote antiquity
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Do you believe,' said Candide, 'that men have always massacred each other as they do to-day, that th...
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Men employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
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Cela est bien, repondit Candide, mais il faut cultiver notre jardin.
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Even in those cities which seem to enjoy the blessings of peace, and where the arts florish, the inh...
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What can you say to a man who tells you he prefers obeying God rather than men, and that as a result...
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Independence in the end is the fruit of injustice.
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Nature has made us frivolous to console us for our miseries
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