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And as Voltaire, one of our nation’s Founding Fathers, once said, “I do not agree with what you have to say, but at your death I’ll defend what you rightfully should have said.


Jarod Kintz


#founding-father #funny #opinion #voltaire #death

I should like to know which is worse: to be ravished a hundred times by pirates, and have a buttock cut off, and run the gauntlet of the Bulgarians, and be flogged and hanged in an auto-da-fe, and be dissected, and have to row in a galley -- in short, to undergo all the miseries we have each of us suffered -- or simply to sit here and do nothing?' That is a hard question,' said Candide.


Voltaire


#voltaire #misery

During this earlier period of his activity Voltaire seems to have been trying - half unconsciously, perhaps - to discover and to express the fundamental quality of his genius.


Lytton Strachey


#been #discover #during #earlier #express

But there must be some pleasure in condemning everything--in perceiving faults where others think they see beauties.' 'You mean there is pleasure in having no pleasure.


Voltaire


#pleasure #voltaire #beauty

It is love; love, the comfort of the human species, the preserver of the universe, the soul of all sentient beings, love, tender love.


Voltaire


#love #pangloss #voltaire #love

It was either Voltaire or Charlie Sheen who said, 'We are born alone. We live alone. We die alone. And anything in between that can give us the illusion that we're not, we cling to.'


Gabriel Byrne


#anything #between #born #charlie #charlie sheen

Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization.


Victor Hugo


#civilization #derived #divine #grace #human

One does not arrest Voltaire.


Charles de Gaulle


#does #voltaire

One man's Voltaire is another man's Screech.


Dennis Miller


#man #voltaire

If I were king, I would redress an abuse which cuts back, as it were, one half of human kind. I would have women participate in all human rights, especially those of the mind.


Émilie Du Châtelet


#engineering #math #passonate-minds #rights #science






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