"The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Voltaire on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Voltaire on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Voltaire on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Voltaire on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Voltaire on Dalai Lama
"What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy."
"He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it."
"We are rarely proud when we are alone."
"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game."
"Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable."
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