History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes. Voltaire Quotes
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History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.


François-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and separation of church and state.

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Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
God gave us the gift of life, it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
I know many books which have bored their readers but I know of none which has done real evil.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.

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