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Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.

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Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.

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What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly — that is the first law of nature.

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To hold a pen is to be at war.

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It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.

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Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.

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Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.

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It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.

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Voltaire — quotes and aphorisms

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.

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Tears are the silent language of grief.

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Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

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The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

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God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.

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