Saturday, November 21, 2009

Meandering in thought . . .

Today is the birthday of François-Marie Arouet (November 21, 1694 – May 30, 1778), philosopher. He is best known by his pen name Voltaire and his novella, Candide.

"Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers." - Voltaire

"Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do." - Voltaire

"Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes the greater is their power to harm us." - Voltaire

"Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." - Voltaire

"No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible." - Voltaire

"Prejudices are what fools use for reason." - Voltaire

"The secret of being a bore... is to tell everything." - Voltaire

Trivia bit: Voltaire is another author that is on the list of books that have been banned.

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