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I have seen men incapable of the sciences, but never any incapable of virtue.
Virtue between men is a commerce of good actions: he who has no part in this commerce must not be reckoned.
It is said that God is always on the side of the heaviest battalions.
Men appear to prefer ruining one another's fortunes, and cutting each other's throats about a few paltry villages, to extending the grand means of human happiness.
Man is not born wicked; he becomes so, as he becomes sick.
He who cannot shine by thought, seeks to bring himself into notice by a witticism.
Work spares us from three great evils: boredom, vice, and need.
"To what end was this world formed?" said Candide. "To infuriate us," replied Martin.
God prefers bad verses recited with a pure heart, to the finest verses possible chanted by the wicked.
We adore, we invoke, we seek to appease, only that which we fear.
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Violence Quote
Violence never settles anything right: apart from injuring your own soul, it injures the best cause. It lingers on long after the object of hate has disappeared from the scene to plague the lives of those who have employed it against their foes.
Friendship Quote
Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
Happiness Quote
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Relationship Quote
Never have a companion who casts you in the shade.
Motivational Quote
The road to success is always under construction
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