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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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Human Nature   

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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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Failure   

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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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Angels    French Writer   

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"If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new." Voltaire
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Adventure   

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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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Assassination    French Writer   

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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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