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Voltaire

Candide

  • Samir Đokovićhas quoted4 years ago
    "It is demonstrable," said he, "that things cannot be otherwise than as they are; for as all things have been created for some end, they must necessarily be created for the best end.
  • Shabrina Fadhilahhas quoted4 years ago
    "I conceive there can be no effect without a cause; everything is necessarily concatenated and arranged for the best.
  • josuedr11has quoted6 years ago
    I have been a hundred times upon the point of killing myself, but still I was fond of life. This ridiculous weakness is, perhaps, one of the dangerous principles implanted in our nature. For what can be more absurd than to persist in carrying a burden of which we wish to be eased? to detest, and yet to strive to preserve our existence? In a word, to caress the serpent that devours us, and hug him close to our bosoms till he has gnawed into our hearts?
  • yasmine ben ahmedhas quoted9 months ago
    you are now the support, the defender, the hero of the Bulgarians; your fortune is made; you are in the high road to glory."
  • Joaquin Barillashas quoted2 years ago
    concluded that man was born to live in the convulsions of disquiet, or in the lethargy of idleness
  • Joaquin Barillashas quoted2 years ago
    Ignorant readers are apt to judge a writer by his reputation. For my part, I read only to please myself. I like nothing but what makes for my purpose."
  • Joaquin Barillashas quoted2 years ago
    In short, my dear miss, I have a great deal of knowledge and experience in the world, therefore take my advice: divert yourself, and prevail upon each passenger to tell his story, and if there is one of them all that has not cursed his existence many times, and said to himself over and over again that he was the most wretched of mortals, I give you leave to throw me headfirst into the sea."
  • Joaquin Barillashas quoted2 years ago
    This ridiculous weakness is, perhaps, one of the dangerous principles implanted in our nature. For what can be more absurd than to persist in carrying a burden of which we wish to be eased? to detest, and yet to strive to preserve our existence? In a word, to caress the serpent that devours us, and hug him close to our bosoms till he has gnawed into our hearts
  • b3822779294has quoted3 years ago
    things cannot be otherwise than as they are; for as all things have been created for some end, they must necessarily be created for the best end.
  • Random Opinionhas quoted3 years ago
    Cunegund indeed was very ugly, but she became an excellent hand at pastrywork:
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