“Common sense is not so common,” Voltaire proclaimed three centuries ago.
Both countries were responding to the ideas of radical thinkers like Voltaire, Thomas Paine, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Leibniz (185) and Voltaire (170) also performed well, but others gave a lackluster showing.
Tend to your own garden, to quote the great sage of free speech, Voltaire, and invite people to follow your example.
He had read Rousseau, Voltaire, and other thinkers in French society.
Voltaire never forgot the hospitality received at Stanislas' hands.
Voltaire, who was then in England, sent him a letter of 275consolation.
As a dramatist Voltaire is negligible for the very reasons that made him so successful in his own day.
Voltaire had been dead these five years, and Turgot, too, was gone.
The first thought of Frederick evidently was that Voltaire had really been a spy in the employ of the French government.
name taken from 1718 by French author François Marie Arouet (1694-1778) after his imprisonment in the Bastille on suspicion of having written some satirical verses; originally de Voltaire. The signification is uncertain.