Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste.
More Quotes from Voltaire:The public is a ferocious beast; one must either chain it or flee from it.
Doubt is uncomfortable, certainty is ridiculous.
'You are right,' said Pangloss, 'for when man was placed in the Garden of Eden, he was placed there ut operaretur eum, to dress it and keep it which proves that man was not born for idleness.'
Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
The great consolation in life is to say what one thinks.
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