Quotes by Voltaire

We owe respect to the living. To the dead we owe only truth. >>

To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also b >>

One of the chief misfortunes of honest people is that they are cowardl >>

Quotations about Translation

The test of a given phrase would be: Is it worthy to be immortal? To m >>

Humor is the first gift to perish in a foreign language. >>

To translate, one must have a style of his own, for otherwise the tran >>

Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning! It is indeed by so doing that we can say the letter kills and the spirit gives life.


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