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"The secret of being a bore... is to tell everything." Voltaire
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"The superfluous, a very necessary thing." Voltaire
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"The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream that this watch exists and has no watchmaker." Voltaire
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"Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too." Voltaire
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"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire
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"To hold a pen is to be at war." Voltaire
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"We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies - it is the first law of nature." Voltaire
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"We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard." Voltaire
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"We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest." Voltaire
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"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous." Voltaire
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"What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy." Voltaire
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"When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does not understand, that is metaphysics." Voltaire
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"The atheists are for the most part impudent and misguided scholars who reason badly, and who, not being able to understand the Creation, the origin of evil, and other difficulties, have recourse to the hypothesis of the eternity of things and of inev" Voltaire
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"That is indisputable,' was the answer, 'but in this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others." Voltaire
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"Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed from one another. The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the prope" Voltaire
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"Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient." Voltaire
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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 know how to write about it" Voltaire
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"There are truths that are not for all men, nor for all occasions" Voltaire
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"Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly." Voltaire
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