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François-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. Voltaire was a versatile writer, producing works in almost every literary form, ... more »

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  • ''The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.''
    Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778), French philosopher, author. "De la nature de l'homme," Sept Discours en vers sur L'Homme (1738).
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  • ''Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.''
    Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778), French philosopher, author. "Divorce," Philosophical Dictionary (1764). Full name: François Marie Ar...
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  • ''The best is the enemy of the good.''
    Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778), French philosopher, author. "Dramatic Art," Philosophical Dictionary (1764).
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  • ''He took as his motto: misfortune is good for something. How many good people have been able to say: misfortune is good for nothing!''
    Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778), French philosopher, author. Ingenuous, in Ingenuous (L'Ingénu) (Candide, ou l'Optimisme) (1767). Las...
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  • ''They use thought only to justify their injustices, and speech only to disguise their thoughts.''
    Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778), French philosopher, author. Le Chapon, in Dialogues, "Le Chapon et la Poularde," (1765). Describing ...
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