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VOLTAIRE (FRANCOIS MARIE AROUET VOLTAIRE)
French historian, dramatist, writer and poet
(1694 - 1778)
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He (the Chevalier de Belle-Isle) was capable of imagining all, of arranging all, and of doing everything.
  [Fr., Il [le Chevalier de Belle-Isle] etait capable de tout imaginer, de tout arranger, et de tour faire.]
      - Siecle de Louis XV--Works (XXI)
        [Character]

You [Pindar] who possessed the talent of speaking much without saying much.
      - Sur la Carrousel de l'Imperatrice de Russie
        [Words]

The mouth obeys poorly when the heart murmurs.
  [Fr., La bouche obeit mal lorsque le coeur murmure.]
      - Tancrede (I, 4) [Heart]

Injustice in the end produces independence.
  [Fr., L'injustice a la fin produit l'independance.]
      - Tancrede (III, 2) [Independence]

Whoe'er thou art, thy master see;
  He was--or is--or is to be.
    [Fr., Qui que tu sois, voici ton maitre;
      Il l'est--le fut--ou le doit etre.]
      - Works (II, p. 765 (1837 ed.)) [Love]

The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year.
  [Fr., L'occasion de faire du mal se trouve cent fois par jour, et celle de faire du bien une fois dans l'annee.]
      - Zadig [Mischief : Opportunity]

We cannot wish for that we know not.
  [Fr., On ne peut desirer ce qu'on ne connait pas.]
      - Zaire (I, 1) [Wishes]


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