quote 0039

The bad ones are always unhappy: they serve to test a few fair ones scattered on earth; and there is no evil which does not result a good.

– Voltaire – Zadig or The Book of Fate

Os maus são sempre infelizes: eles servem para testar uns poucos justos espalhados na terra; e não há mal que não resulte um bem.

– Voltaire – Zadig ou o Destino

quote 0038

The opportunity to do evil appears hundred times a day and to do good, once a year, says Zoroaster.

– Voltaire – Zadig or The Book of Fate

A oportunidade de fazer o mal surge cem vezes por dia e a de fazer o bem, uma vez por ano, diz Zoroastro.

– Voltaire – Zadig ou o Destino

quote 0034

Women. They say it’s in their hearts that all the contradictions come together. No doubt it is because in the creation they were formed from one of our ribs.

– Voltaire – Histoire de Jenni (or Le sage et l’athée), 1775.

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Mulheres. Dizem que é em seus corações que todas as contradições se reúnem. Sem dúvida é porque na origem foram formadas de uma de nossas costelas.

– Voltaire – O Ateu e o Sábio (ou História de Jenni)

quote 0031

Disillusionment is always premature. (And if a person believes that lost something, then must have had a previous fantasy of having it.)

– Adam Phillips – On Flirtation

A desilusão sempre é prematura. (E se uma pessoa acredita que perdeu algo, então deve ter tido uma fantasia prévia de posse.)
– Adam Phillips – O Flerte

quote 0019

“Do not despair, my son; once was a grain of sand that lamented for being an ignored atom in the desert; in the end of a few years became a diamond and today is the most beautiful ornament in the crown of India’s King.”

Those words left me impressed, I was the grain of sand, and I decided to become a diamond. p. 74

– Voltaire – Zadig, or The Book of Fate (1747)

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