Voltaire: Optimism

“Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.”
—Voltaire.

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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