Posts Tagged ‘Voltaire’

Quote of the day, Nov. 30

December 1, 2017

Voltaire, on freedom

“Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 14

November 14, 2015


“It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.”

Quote of the day, July 14

July 14, 2014


“It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.”

Quote of the day, June 27

June 27, 2014

Voltaire, on writing (1770)

“I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 24

February 24, 2013


“Love truth, but pardon error.”

Quote of the day, July 28

July 28, 2012

Voltaire, on history

“History can be well written only in a free country.”


Quote of the day, Jan. 8

January 8, 2012

Voltaire, on dissent

“It is dangerous to be right  when the government is wrong.”

Quote of the day, July 30

July 30, 2011

Voltaire, on letter writing

“Those who are absent, by its means become present; correspondence is the consolation of life.”

Quote of the day, June 20

June 20, 2011

Voltaire, on writing

“One word in the wrong place will ruin the most beautiful thought.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 30

October 30, 2010

Voltaire, on reason

“The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it.”