Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.



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Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. Voltaire

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History should be written as philosophy.

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.

It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.

Zadig saw how extremely dangerous it sometimes is to appear too knowing, and therefore resolved, that on the next occasion of the like nature he would not tell what he had seen.

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It must also be noted that until the present time this malady, like religious controversy, has been wholly confined to the continent of Europe.

We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.

Love truth, but pardon error.

Clever tyrants are never punished.

But is there not a pleasure," said Candide, "in criticising everything, in pointing out faults where others see nothing but beauties?" "That is to say," replied Martin, "that there is some pleasure in having no pleasure.

It is love; love, the comfort of the human species, the preserver of the universe, the soul of all sentient beings, love, tender love.

Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.

Irregularity is inherent in our very nature; expecting people to be perfectly wise is as crazy as putting wings on dogs or horns on eagles.

The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.