Voltaire: Work

“Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice, and need.”
—Voltaire, philosopher (21 Nov 1694-1778).

Voltaire: Free speech

Engraving of Voltaire published as the frontis...

Engraving of Voltaire published as the frontispiece to an 1843 edition of his Dictionnaire philosophique (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it.”

Voltaire: Tiresome

Voltaire fought intolerance and fanaticism, an...

Voltaire fought intolerance and fanaticism, and was a prominent and very prolific philosopher of the Enlightenment. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The secret of being tiresome is in telling everything. ”
Voltaire

 

Voltaire: Animals

Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills. -Voltaire, philosopher and writer (1694-1778)