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All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.
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Work is often the father of pleasure.
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It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
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Pleasure is the object, duty and the goal of all rational creatures.
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It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.
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God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh
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He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.
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I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow.
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How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.
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Common sense is not so common.
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There are no sects in geometry.
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To hold a pen is to be at war.
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Perfection is attained by slow degrees; she requires the hand of time.
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Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.
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Voltaire Biography
Born: November 21, 1694
Died: May 30, 1778

Voltaire was a French writer and philosopher during the Age of Enlightenment and he is most commonly known for his advocacy of civil liberties.
 


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