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Mad philosiphizing skizzles

Angsty McSparklypants

on 15 April 2010

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Transcript of Voltaire

Francois-Marie Arouet: Voltaire Inspirational Quotes "It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong. " "Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers." “There are men who can think no deeper than a fact” “The more I read, the more I meditate; and the more I acquire, the more I am enabled to affirm that I know nothing”
“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” “We never live; we are always in the expectation of living." “I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow.” Short Biography recieved education at a Jesuit college in Paris
claimed all he learned as "Latin and Stupidities"
1717: imprisioned in Bastile for 11 months because of harsh satire about french gvt.
adopted his pen name then
1726: insulted powerful aristocrat, given choice between imprisionment or exile
exiled and lived in England
returned to France, then Germany, then France again
purchased an estate called Ferney, just before he died
later died in Paris at 83 Aftermath often an outspoken critic of religious intolerance and persecution. due to his criticism of the church he was denied burial in church ground 1814: a group of right-wing religious group stole and dumped his ashes on a garbage heap not realized for 50 years his heart had been removed and is on display in Paris his brain was also removed: lost in time after 100 years
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