What can be more absurd than choosing to carry a burden that one really wants to throw to the ground? To detest, and yet to strive to preserve our existence? To caress the serpent that devours us and hug him close to our bosoms tillhe has gnawed into our hearts?
More Quotes from Voltaire:Whatever you do, trample down abuses, and love those who love you. Different translation Whatever you do, crush the infamous thing superstition, and love those who love you.
Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.
The individual who prosecutes a man, his brother, because he is not of the same opinion, is a monster.
All men have equal rights to liberty, to their property, and to the protection of the laws
'I have no more than twenty acres of ground,' he replied, 'the whole of which I cultivate myself with the help of my children and our labor keeps off from us the three great evils - boredom, vice, and want.'
Those who are absent, by its means become present it (mail) is the consolation of life.
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For me, half the joy of achieving has been the struggle and the fight, the pitting myself against the world and all its competition - and winning.