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Brief author info: Voltaire (1694-1778) Pen name of Francois Marie Arouet. French satirist, essayist, dramatist, philosopher, historian.
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We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
Men argue, nature acts.
Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.
The great consolation in life is to say what one thinks.
Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
The passions are the winds which fill the sails of the vessel; they sink it at times, but without them it would be impossible to make way.
Love truth, and pardon error.
Everything can be borne except contempt.
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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
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Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
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Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
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If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
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Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
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