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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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You have to live your life according to what comforts you, not what the rest of your family thinks you ought to be doing.
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Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.
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A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
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I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
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Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
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