More quotes from Voltaire

“In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.”

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

“Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.”

“The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it.”

“Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.”

“It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.”

“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.”

“To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.”

“Weakness on both sides is, as we know, the motto of all quarrels.”

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

Also in this issue:

The South African spanking case

Raising the middle finger

The importance of the order of death

The Paradise Papers

Stick to the contract