Endpiece: Prudent at the end

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 20 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:h
  1. John G Murray, A Gentleman Publisher's Commonplace Book (1996)

Voltaire on his deathbed was advised to renounce the devil. He replied, “Now is not the time to make enemies.”

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