These are simply quotes from Voltaire's pieces of work.

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"Pleasure is the object, duty, and the goal of all rational creatures."

"Better is the enemy of the good."

"Often the prudent, far from making their destinies, succumb to them."

"Faith is believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe."

"God prefers the bad verses recited with a pure heart to the finest verses chanted by the wicked."

"Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the expierience of others."

"Fear follows crime, and is it's punishment."

"Fear could never make a virture."

"Doubt is not a pleasant state, but certainty is a ridiculous one."

"Luck is a word devoid of sense; nothing can exsist without cause."

"The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error."

"The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us."