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"Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one." Voltaire
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"We may not always oblige, but we may always speak obligingly" Voltaire
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"He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend - provided, of course, that he really is dead." Voltaire
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"Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe." Voltaire
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"Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense" Voltaire
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"Slavery is also as ancient as war, and was as human nature." Voltaire
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"No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking." Voltaire
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"It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection" Voltaire
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"Common sense is not so common." Voltaire
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"I was never ruined but twice - once when I lost a lawsuit, once when I won one" Voltaire
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"Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel." Voltaire
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"If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new." Voltaire
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"The public is a ferocious beast -- one must either chain it up or flee from it." Voltaire
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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
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"Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do" Voltaire
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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." Voltaire
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"The ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination." Voltaire
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"Needless to say since Christ's expiation not one single Christian has been known to sin, or die" Voltaire
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"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong." Voltaire
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"Originality is nothing by judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another." Voltaire
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"Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies." Voltaire
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Birth: 1564-04-26 Death: 1616-04-23

"Tut, man, one fire burns out another's burning, One pain is lessen'd by another's anguish; Turn giddy, and be holp by backward turning; One desperate grief cures with another's languish: Take thou some new infection to thy eye, And the rank poison of"

Known during his lifetime as a gifted actor, poet and playwright, William Shakespeare, was also an impresario, owning the most successful of all London theaters, The Globe, which opened in 1599. During his life, Shakespeare authored an estimated 37 plays, 154 sonnets, two narrative poems and two" lost plays". He is only known to have graduated from grammar school, there being no records of him attending Oxford or Cambridge. His most famous and beloved plays are Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, the latter was actually based on a short poem by Arthur Brooks. As fitting of a playwright, his o…



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