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Voltaire

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message 1: by Elizabeth (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:07PM) (new)

Elizabeth | 61 comments Mod
"Illusion is the first of the pleasures."
-Voltaire


message 2: by Vince (new)

Vince | 29 comments ...man was born to live in either the convulsions of distress or the lethargy of boredom.

Candide


message 3: by Vince (new)

Vince | 29 comments Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow ever day.


message 4: by Vince (new)

Vince | 29 comments "When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion."


message 5: by Victoria (new)

Victoria (vmburkhardt) | 12 comments "Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe."



message 6: by Vince (new)

Vince | 29 comments "...no society can live for a single day without laws. In this, all societies are like games: without rules, they do not exist."


message 7: by Héctor (new)

Héctor | 228 comments
History is little else than a picture of human crimes and misfortunes.

Voltaire


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