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Pen name of Francois Marie Arouet, French author, dramatist, and philosopher of the Enlightenment
(1694 - 1778)

“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”

“All sects are different, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God.”

"Every man is guilty of the good he didn't do."

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

“It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.”

"If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him."

"Common sense is not so common."