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All styles are good except the tiresome kind.
[Fr., Tous les genres sont bons, hors le genre ennuyeux.]More Voltaire Voltaire) [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) [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If the bookseller happens to desire a privilege for his
merchandise, whether he is selling Rabelais or the Fathers of the
Church, the magistrate grants the privilege without answering for
the contents of the book.
- Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),More Voltaire Voltaire) [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
How inexpressible is the meanness of being a hypocrite! how
horrible is it to be a mischievous and malignant hypocrite.
- Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),More Voltaire Voltaire) [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Common sense is not so common.
[Fr., Le sens commun n'est pas si common.]
- Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),More Voltaire Voltaire) [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Injustice in the end produces independence.
[Fr., L'injustice a la fin produit l'independance.]More Voltaire Voltaire) [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Our country is that spot to which our heart is bound.
[Fr., La patrie est aux lieux ou l'ame est enchainee.]More Voltaire Voltaire) [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies
about them when they die.
[Fr., La satire ment sur les gens de lettres pendant leur vie, et
l'eloge ment apres leur mort.]More Voltaire Voltaire) [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) [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Wishers and woulders be small householders.More Voltaire Voltaire) [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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) [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) [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But nothing is more estimable than a physician who, having
studied nature from his youth, knows the properties of the human
body, the diseases which assail it, the remedies which will
benefit it, exercises his art with caution, and pays equal
attention to the rich and the poor.
- Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),More Voltaire Voltaire) [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) [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have always made one prayer to God, a very short one. Here it
is: "My God, make our enemies very ridiculous!" God has granted
it to me.More Voltaire Voltaire) [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is today, my dear, that I take a perilous leap.
[Fr., C'est demain, me belle amie, que je fais le saut
perilleux.]More Voltaire Voltaire) [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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