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Voltaire

Known by his pen name, Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet is one of France's most renowned and respected philosophers and writers. His sharp wit often got him into trouble. He was imprisoned by authorities for writing a scathing satire on the government, leading to 11 months in prison. He was then exiled for insulting a nobleman and again after writing a book praising English customs, which a…

Date of Birth: November 21, 1694
Date of Death: May 30, 1778


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"When he who hears does not know what he who speaks means, and when he who speaks does not know what he himself means, that is philosophy" Voltaire
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"May God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies." Voltaire
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"The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us." Voltaire
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"Prejudices are what fools use for reason." Voltaire
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"I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker." Voltaire
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"All men have equal rights to liberty, to their property, and to the protection of the laws" Voltaire
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"The pursuit of what is true and the practice of what is good are the two most important objects of philosophy." Voltaire
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"Prejudice is the reason of fools" Voltaire
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"The first step, my son, which one makes in the world, is the one on which depends the rest of our days." Voltaire
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"The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death." Voltaire
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"Clever tyrants are never punished." Voltaire
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"say, "Believe as I do, or I shall assassinate you" Voltaire
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"Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes" Voltaire
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"I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow." Voltaire
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"The punishment of criminals should be of use; when a man is hanged he is good for nothing" Voltaire
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"An infallible method of making fanatics is to persuade before you instruct" Voltaire
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"All kinds are good except the kind that bores you." Voltaire
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"God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh." Voltaire
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"The more I read, the more I meditate; and the more I acquire, the more I am enabled to affirm that I know nothing" Voltaire
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"The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence." Voltaire
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"Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung." Voltaire
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