I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.

— Evelyn Beatrice Hall

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There is always more goodness in the world than there appears to be, because goodness is of its very nature modest and retiring.

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A Platonic friendship is perhaps only possible when one or other of the Platonists is in love with a third person.

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He who has lost only those of whose faith and truth he is sure, has not yet reached the depth of human desolation.

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All men now allow that if any human power could have stemmed the avalanche of the French Revolution, it would have been the reforms of Turgot.

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It is as the father of the Encyclopedia that Denis Diderot merits eternal recognition. Guilty as he was in almost every relation of life towards the individual, for mankind, in the teeth of danger and of infidelity, at the ill-paid sacrifice of the best years of his exuberant life, he produced that book which first levelled a free path to knowledge and enfranchised the soul of his generation.

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The crowning blessing of life-to be born with a bias to some pursuit.

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If to be great means to be good, then Denis Diderot was a little man.

But if to be great means to do great things in the teeth of great obstacles, then none can refuse him a place in the temple of the Immortals.

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It is by character and not by intellect the world is won.

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I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

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