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  1. Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire, 2008-10-21
  2. Candide by Voltaire, 2009-12-31
  3. Candide by Voltaire, 2010-09-22
  4. The Portable Voltaire (Portable Library) by Voltaire, Francois Maria Arouet De Voltaire, 1977-07-28
  5. Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West by John Ralston Saul, 1993-11-30
  6. Candide (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Voltaire, 2003-06-01
  7. Candide and Other Stories by Voltaire, 2010-01-01
  8. God and Human Beings by Voltaire, 2010-05-04
  9. Voltaire's Calligrapher: A Novel by Pablo De Santis, 2010-10-01
  10. Voltaire: A Life by Ian Davidson, 2010-10-15
  11. Socrates: A Play in Three Acts by Voltaire, 2009-10-28
  12. Voltaire Almighty: A Life in Pursuit of Freedom by Roger Pearson, 2005-11-07
  13. A Philosophical Dictionary (Volume 1 (1824)) by Voltaire, 2010-10-14
  14. Memoirs of Casanova - Volume 15: with Voltaire by Giacomo Casanova, 2010-07-06

1. Voltaire Foundation: Welcome
Foundation at the University of Oxford dedicated to the study of voltaire and the Enlightenment. Foundation publications, courses, and projects.

2. Voltaire (by Clarence Darrow)
The full text of Clarence Darrow s essay on voltaire.
by Clarence Darrow
[hand-typed and edited from two sources by Cliff Walker] Voltaire was born in Paris in 1694. At that time, Louis XIV was on the throne in France. Though long years of profligacy and dissipation the lords and rulers of France had reduced the country to poverty and the people to slavery and superstition. France was nothing but the king and the favorites of the court. Noblemen, priests and women of easy virtue were the rulers, and people lived only to furnish them amusement and dissipation. Everyone believed in miracles, witchcraft and revealed religion. They not only believed in old miracles but in new ones. A person may be intellectual and believe in miracles, but the miracles must be very old. Doctors plied their trade through sorcery and sacred charms. Lawyers helped keep the poor in subjection; the criminal code was long, cruel and deadly. The priest, the doctor and the lawyer lived for the rich and helped make slaves of the poor. Doctors still believe in sorcery, but they administer their faith cures through a bottle instead of vulgar witchcraft. Lawyers still keep the poor in their place by jails and barbarous laws, but the criminal code is shorter and less severe. When Voltaire was born there was really but one church which, of course, was ignorant, tyrannical and barbarous in the extreme. All creeds are alike, and whenever there is but one, and the rulers honestly believe in that one, they are bound to be ignorant, barbarous and cruel. All sorts of heresies were punishable by death. If anyone dared to write a pamphlet or book that questioned any part of the accepted faith, the book was at once consigned to flames and the author was lucky if he did not meet the same fate. Religion was not maintained by the precepts of the priest, but by the prison, the torture chamber and the fagot. Everyone believed; no one questioned. The religious creeds, while strict and barbarous, did not interfere with the personal conduct of any of the rulers. They were left free to act as they pleased, so long as they professed to believe in the prevailing faith.

3. Voltaire - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
Fran oisMarie Arouet (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), better known by the pen name voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his
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Paris, France Pen name Voltaire Occupation Writer philosopher playwright Nationality French Influences John Locke Isaac Newton Influenced French Revolution Victor Hugo Founding Fathers of the United States Marquis de Sade ... Jean-Paul Sartre François-Marie Arouet [fʁɑ̃swa maʁi aʁuˈwe] ; 21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), better known by the pen name Voltaire [volˈtɛʁ] ), was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy of civil liberties , including freedom of religion and free trade . Voltaire was a prolific writer and produced works in almost every literary form including plays, poetry novels essays , historical and scientific works, more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets . He was an outspoken supporter of social reform , despite strict censorship laws and harsh penalties for those who broke them. As a satirical

4. Voltaire - Facts, Information, And Encyclopedia Reference Article
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Playwrights ... Image:Voltaire houdon.jpg The last of Voltaire's statues by Jean-Antoine Houdon November 21 May 30 ), better known by the pen name Voltaire (also called The Dictator of Letters ), was a French Enlightenment writer deist and philosopher Voltaire is well-known for his sharp wit philosophical writings , and defense of civil liberties , including freedom of religion and the right to a fair trial. He was an outspoken supporter of social reform despite strict censorship laws in France and harsh penalties for those who broke them. A satirical polemist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize Church dogma and the French institutions of his day. Voltaire is considered one of the most influential figures of his time.

5. Voltaire
Brief biographical site on the writer.
Biographical notes by Blake Wilfong "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." Voltaire was the nom de plume of Francois Marie Arouet (1694-1778). One of the most famous French writers, his works embrace almost every branch of literaturepoetry, drama, romance, history, philosophy, and science. The years between his birth and death overlapped those of famous early scientists such as Sir Isaac Newton, Anton van Leeuwenhoek, Edmund Halley, Joseph Priestly, and Benjamin Franklin; Voltaire wrote SF at a time when the crucial scientific foundations for it had scarcely been laid. He was eminently qualified; one of his own projects was a translation of Newton's Principia into French. Alas, though some of Voltaire's works contain elements of the bizarre and the fantastic, few qualify as even borderline sci-fi. Yet "Micromegas" (1752) is such a shining exception that for this single tale Voltaire deserves credit for inventing the science fiction short story, and possibly science fiction itself. Voltaire's writings brought him fame and fortune, but, like those of his character Micromegas, also brought trouble. His advocacy of freedom of speech and religion, along with attacks on the Church and the French nobility, resulted in two prison terms in the Bastille and years of exile from France. Yet Voltaire's works eventually catalyzed the French Revolution, and secured his lasting memory as a hero of all the free world.

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7. Talk:Voltaire - Wikiquote
At the end of Candide voltaire says 'IL faut cultiver le jardin'. What is meant by this? The garden should be cultivated can be taken to mean or imply many things; perhaps
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"The garden should be cultivated" can be taken to mean or imply many things; perhaps most applicably in relation to that tale, that the garden of thoughts or ideas one should cultivate sense and weed out nonsense, or that in the garden of the world, one must weed out the vile for the desirable to flourish and survive, but arguments could be made for other meanings and implications. ~ Kalki 15:27, 9 Sep 2004 (UTC)
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Frequently attributed to Voltaire on the 'net, but never with a source, and never with the French, are these two:- "Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world." and "There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts."
  • The second quote is listed in both Bartlett's Quotations and the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations as being from Dialogue, XIV, "Le Chapon et la Poularde" (1766). Oxford includes the original French: Ils ne se servent de la pensée que pour autoriser leurs injustices, et n'emploient les paroles que pour déguiser leurs pensées. The translation for this is given as: [Men] use thought only to justify their injustices, and speech only to conceal their thoughts. InvisibleSun 13:10, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

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Name at birth: Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire was the pen name of Francois Marie Arouet, who first made a name for himself among the refined patrons of the French salons. He applied his wit and knowledge to writing poetry and political treatises, often incurring the wrath of the French government and the church. Perhaps his most famous work is his novel Candide (1759), with its common sense conclusion that we must "cultivate our garden."Voltaire influenced political theorists, philosophers, educators and historians, and is one of the most celebrated citizens in the history of France. Previous: Virgil (Poet), Vince Vaughn (Actor) Next: Will Vinton (Animator / Filmmaker), Walt Whitman (Poet / Writer) Deutsch Italiano Tagalog Search unanswered questions... Enter a question here...

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10. Voltaire Quotes
169 quotes and quotations by voltaire Related Authors Simone de Beauvoir Francois de La Rochefoucauld Nicolas de Chamfort

11. Voltaire | Author And Philosopher
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. He studied England's Constitutional Monarchy and its religious tolerance. Voltaire was particularly interested in the philosophical rationalism of the time, and in the study of the natural sciences. After returning to Paris he wrote a book praising English customs and institutions. It was interpreted as criticism of the French government, and in 1734 Voltaire was forced to leave Paris again.
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12. Voltaire (Stanford Encyclopedia Of Philosophy)
Fran oisMarie d'Arouet (1694–1778), better known by his pen name voltaire, was a French writer and public activist who played a singular role in defining the eighteenth-century
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First published Mon Aug 31, 2009 To capture Voltaire's unconventional place in the history of philosophy, this article will be structured in a particular way. First, a full account of Voltaire's life is offered, not merely as background context for his philosophical work, but as an argument about the way that his particular career produced his particular contributions to European philosophy. Second, a survey of Voltaire's philosophical views is offered so as to attach the legacy of what Voltaire did with the intellectual viewpoints that his activities reinforced.

13. Voltaire - Definition Of Voltaire At
voltaire, (Fran ois Marie Arouet de) (born Fran ois Marie Arouet) 16941778; Fr. writer and philosopher

14. Letters On England - Voltaire - Hypertext - EBooks
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15. Voltaire Quotes On Quotations Book
voltaire Quotes. Fran ois Marie Arouet (who later assumed the name voltaire) was born in Paris on November 21, 1694. The family was wealthy, his father was a notary and his mother

16. Voltaire
HISTOIRE DE CHARLES XII, 1731 The History of Charles the XIIth, King of Sweden (tr. from the last Geneva ed. of M. de voltaire, by W.S. Kenrick) / History of Charles XII (with a
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Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer, satirist, the embodiment of the 18th-century Enlightenment. Voltaire is remembered as a crusader against tyranny and bigotry. Compared to Rousseau's (1712-1778) rebelliousness and idealism, Voltaire's world view was more skeptical, but both of their ideas influenced deeply the French Revolution. Voltaire disliked Rousseau and wrote to him in 1761: "One feels like crawling on all fours after reading your work." " Liberty of thought is the life of the soul." (from Essay on Epic Poetry At his 1726 stay at the Bastille, Voltaire was visited by a flow of admirers. Between 1726 and 1729 he lived in exile mainly in England. There he avoided trouble for three years and wrote in English his first essays, ESSAY UPON EPIC POETRY and ESSAY UPON THE CIVIL WARS IN FRANCE, which were published in 1727. After returning to France Voltaire wrote plays, poetry, historical and scientific treatises and became royal historiographer. HISTOIRE DE CHARLES XII (1731) used novelistic technique and rejected the idea that divine intervention guides history. In 1734 appeared Voltaire's Philosophical Letters in which he compared the French system of government with the system he had seen in England. Voltaire stated that he had perceived fewer barriers between occupations in England than in his own country. The book was banned, and Voltaire was forced to flee Paris. The English edition became a bestseller outside France.

17. Voltaire - Definition And More From The Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
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18. Voltaire - Opera Omnia - Littrature Franaise
Les archives chronologiques de textes de voltaire.

19. The History Of Voltaire
An overview of the historical work of voltaire, including a selection from his book,
The history of Voltaire
IT was while in Berlin, between 1751 and 1753, on the invitation of Frederick the Great, that Voltaire finished and printed his Siecle de Louis XIV, a work which had occupied him intermittently for some ten or twelve years. Louis XIV had succeeded his father at the age of five in 1643; and throughout the fifty-three years which followed Mazarin's death his declaration 'L'etat, c'est moi' had been politically and socially a truth. He controlled France with an absolute sway; and while he did not make France the dictator of Europe, under him she became the unchallenged leader of literary and artistic culture and taste. Voltaire's Age of Louis XIV contains a great mass of interesting matter treated by a man of acute intellect and high literary powers.
WE do not propose to write merely a life of Louis XIV; our aim is a far wider one. It is to give posterity a picture, not of the actions of a single man, but of the spirit of the men of an age the most enlightened on record.
Every period has produced its heroes and its politicians, every people has experienced revolutions; the histories of all are of nearly equal value to those who desire merely to store their memory with facts. But the thinker, and that still rarer person the man of taste, recognizes only four epochs in the history of the worldthose four fortunate ages in which the arts have been perfected; the great age of the Greeks, the age of Caesar and of Augustus, the age which followed the fall of Constantinople, and the age of Louis XIV; which last approached perfection more nearly than any of the others.

20. Voltaire Quotes
297 quotes from voltaire 'Let us read and let us dance — two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.', 'I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death
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"Let us read and let us dance — two amusements that will never do any harm to the world." Voltaire tags: dance dancing reading 1,044 people liked it
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." Voltaire tags: freedom 687 people liked it
"Love truth, but pardon error" Voltaire tags: truth 330 people liked it
"I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it." Voltaire 270 people liked it
"It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets." Voltaire tags: double-standards ethics governments humor ... 216 people liked it
"God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere." Voltaire tags: god religion 215 people liked it
"Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers." Voltaire tags: answers man questions 203 people liked it
"Common sense is not so common."

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