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 Voltaire - “Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do”
 Voltaire - “The punishment of criminals should be of use when a man is hanged he is good for nothing”
 Voltaire - “I should stop myself from dying if a good joke or a good idea occurred to me”
 Voltaire - “Repose is a good thing, but boredom is its brother”
 Voltaire - “True greatness consists in the use of a powerful understanding to enlighten oneself and others”
 Voltaire - “Tears are the silent language of grief”
 Voltaire - “Men appear to prefer to ruin one another's fortunes, and to cut each other's throats over a few miserable villages, than to extend the means of human happiness”
 Voltaire - “History is fables agreed upon.”
 Voltaire - “Providence has given us hope and sleep as a compensation for the many cares of life”
 Voltaire - “He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend - provided, of course, that he really is dead.”
 Voltaire - “Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers”
 Voltaire - “It is forbidden to kill therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets”
 Voltaire - “All men have equal rights to liberty, to their property, and to the protection of the laws”
 Voltaire - “It is only through timidity that states are lost.”
 Voltaire - “Superstition sets the whole world in flames philosophy quenches them.”
 Voltaire - “I know of no great man except those who have rendered great services to the human race.”
 Voltaire - “Independence in the end is the fruit of injustice.”
 Voltaire - “Rest is a good thing, but boredom is its brother.”
 Voltaire - “No snowflake in an avalanch ever feels responsible.”
 Voltaire - “Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.”
 Voltaire - “The discover of what is true, and the practice of that which is good, are the two most important objects of philosophy.”
 Voltaire - “When he who hears does not know what he who speaks means, and when he who speaks does not know what he himself means, that is philosophy.”
 Voltaire - “I was never ruined but twice once when I lost a lawsuit and once when I won one.”
 Voltaire - “Shun idleness is the rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.”
 Voltaire - “History is nothing but a pack of tricks that we play upon the dead.”

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