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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.
“Common sense is not so common,” Voltaire proclaimed three centuries ago.
Leibniz (185) and Voltaire (170) also performed well, but others gave a lackluster showing.
But she was quoting Rousseau and Voltaire in her letters when she was only 16, before she ever met the doctor.
Voltaire had let his high spirits and his sharp tongue carry him too far, and he was to pay the penalty.Books and Characters|Lytton Strachey
Rosseau, Voltaire, Byron, Goethe have revelled in the delights of its tranquil beauty and celebrated its charms in immortal words.Nasby in Exile|David R. Locke
In short, on all sides, whatever men do and think was real and alive to Voltaire.
Yet Voltaire's doctrine is none the less valid because of this.
Where else should we look for the brilliant lucidity and consummate point which Voltaire has given us?Landmarks in French Literature|G. Lytton Strachey
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.
The nom de plume of François Arouet, an eighteenth-century French philosopher and author and a major figure of the Enlightenment. Voltaire was known as a wit and freethinker. The most famous of his works is Candide.