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How inexpressible is the meanness of being a hypocrite! how
horrible is it to be a mischievous and malignant read more

How inexpressible is the meanness of being a hypocrite! how
horrible is it to be a mischievous and malignant hypocrite.
- Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),

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Injustice in the end produces independence.
[Fr., L'injustice a la fin produit l'independance.]

Injustice in the end produces independence.
[Fr., L'injustice a la fin produit l'independance.]

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The first king was a successful soldier;
He who serves well his country has no need of ancestors.
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The first king was a successful soldier;
He who serves well his country has no need of ancestors.
[Fr., Le premier qui fut roi, fut un soldat heureux;
Qui sert bien son pays, n'a pas besoin d'aleux.]

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The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or
addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties read more

The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or
addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties
are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but
the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon,
or a didactic work.
- Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),

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It is today, my dear, that I take a perilous leap.
[Fr., C'est demain, me belle amie, que je read more

It is today, my dear, that I take a perilous leap.
[Fr., C'est demain, me belle amie, que je fais le saut
perilleux.]

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