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Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.

Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire (1694~1778)
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy; the mad daughter of a wise mother
A witty saying proves nothing
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.
If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent him.
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies
Optimism is a mania for saying things are well when one is in hell.
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
Love truth, but pardon error.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing;It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere
It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad books.
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.
Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
One owes respect to the living; but to the dead one owes nothing but the truth.
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
A witty saying proves nothing
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
Nunc scio quit sit amor.Lat., "Now I know what love is."
We are rarely proud when we are alone.
That is well said, replied Candide, but we must cultivate our garden. Le sens commun n'est pas si commun (Common sense is not so common)
Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.


Oscar Wilde
George Bernard Shaw
 Albert Einstein
 Sir Winston Churchill
 Lord Byron
 Henry David Thoreau
 Victor Hugo
 Thomas A. Edison
 Ralph Waldo Emerson
Abraham Lincoln
Samuel Butler
Elbert Hubbard
John Lennon
 Leo Tolstoy
Lily Tomlin
Mark Twain
 Ranbindranath Tagore
 Friedrich Nietzsche
 Elbert Hubbard
Francois Voltaire
H.W. Longfellow

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