Os ditos de Voltaire

Não conheço nenhuma obra ou trabalho de Voltaire, nem sequer sei quem ele foi, apenas conheço o nome. Mas isso não me impediu de ver uma frase dele no mail que recebo diariamente da versão inglesa da Wikipédia e que eu adorei:
It requires twenty years for a man to rise from the vegetable state in which he is within his mother's womb, and from the pure animal state which is the lot of his early childhood, to the state when the maturity of reason begins to appear. It has required thirty centuries to learn a little about his structure. It would need eternity to learn something about his soul. It takes an instant to kill him.
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