Quotes by Voltaire

It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music. >>

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; she requires the hand of time. >>

All people are equal, it is not birth, it is virtue alone that makes t >>

Quotations about Translation

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

Any translation which intends to perform a transmitting function canno >>

There are few efforts more conducive to humility than that of 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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