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1. “Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.” -Voltaire

2. “Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.” -Voltaire

3.  “Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.” -Voltaire

4. “Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” -Voltaire

5. “It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” -Voltaire

6. “Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.” -Voltaire

7. “Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.” -Voltaire

8. “All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.” -Voltaire

9. “What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature.” -Voltaire

10. “The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.” -Voltaire

11. “Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.” -Voltaire

12. “All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.” -Voltaire

13. “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.” -Voltaire

14. “Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.” -Voltaire

15. “Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?” -Voltaire

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