Voltaire Voltaire)

Voltaire Voltaire)

The first king was a successful soldier;
He who serves well his country has no need of ancestors.
[Fr., Le premier qui fut roi, fut un soldat heureux;
Qui sert bien son pays, n'a pas besoin d'aleux.]More Voltaire Voltaire) quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or
addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties
are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but
the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon,
or a didactic work.
- Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),More Voltaire Voltaire) quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The first step, my son, which one makes in the world, is the one
on which depends the rest of our days.
[Fr., Le premier pas, mon fils, que l'on fait dans le monde,
Est celui dont depend le reste de nos jours.]More Voltaire Voltaire) quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We cannot wish for that we know not.
[Fr., On ne peut desirer ce qu'on ne connait pas.]More Voltaire Voltaire) quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Your Majesty may think me an impatient sick man, and that the
Turks are even sicker.More Voltaire Voltaire) quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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