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Full Name: Pseudonym of Francois-Marie Arouet

Born: November 21, 1694
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 30, 1778

Occupation: Author, Historian, and Philosopher
Profile: Best known for Candide.

Number of Quotes: 8

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

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.

My prayer to God is a very short one: O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. God has granted it.

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

The wicked can have only accomplices, the voluptuous have companions in debauchery, self-seekers have associates, the politic assemble the factions, the typical idler has connections, princes have courtiers. Only the virtuous have friends.

We owe respect to the living; to the dead we owe only truth.

What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.

Work keeps us from three great evils: boredom, vice, and poverty.

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