It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong.
[Il est dangereux d’avoir raison dans des choses où des hommes accrédités ont tort.]

Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer [pseud. of Francois-Marie Arouet]
“Catalogue pour la plupart des écrivains français qui ont paru dans Le Siècle de Louis XIV, pour servir à l’histoire littéraire de ce temps” (1752)

Alt trans:
"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."
"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong."
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 22-May-09
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