Friday, October 12, 2012

QUOTES by VOLTAIRE - PAINTINGS by MAURICE LELOIR






. I have only ever made one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.’ And God granted it.







To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth







Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.






Love truth, but pardon error






It is better to risk sparing a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one






It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue






There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.





A witty saying proves nothing






God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh








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






To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.






The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death







Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.






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






Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those beloved. He has wings, he comes quickly and flies away the same.





Use do not abuse, neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.





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





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