God has punished the knave, and the devil has drowned the rest.
More Quotes from Voltaire:A fondness for roving, for making a name for themselves in their onw country, and for boasting of what they had seen in their travels, was so strong in our two wanderers, that they resolved to be no longer happy; and demanded permission of the king to leave the country.
I am the best-natured creature in the world, and yet I have already killed three, and of these three two were priests.
Verses which do not teach men new and moving truths do not deserve to be read.
In this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.
If this is the best of possible worlds ... what then are the others.
What then do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot of yourselves, without revelation, admit the existence within you of anything but a power unknown to you of feeling and thinking.
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