Who is Voltaire

François-Marie Arouet (French: [fʁɑ̃swa maʁi aʁwɛ]; 21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire (/vɒlˈtɛər/; French: [vɔltɛːʁ]), was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit, his criticism of Christianity, especially the Roman Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and separation of church and state.

Voltaire was a versatile and prolific writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken advocate of civil liberties, despite the risk this placed him in under the st...
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Voltaire Poems

  • The Origin Of Trades
    When with a skilful hand Prometheus made
    A statue that the human form displayed,
    Pandora, his own work, to wed he chose,
    And from those two the human race arose. ...
  • In Camp Before Philippsburg
    Without a bed we now sleep sound
    And take our meals upon the ground;
    And though the blazing atmosphere
    Must dreadful to the eye appear, ...
  • From Love To Friendship
    If you would have me love once more,
    The blissful age of love restore;
    From wine's free joys, and lovers' cares,
    Relentless time, who no man spares, ...
  • To Her Royal Highness, The Princess Of ***
    Abeauteous princess often may
    Languish in pleasure's season gay;
    The empty forms of haughty state
    Oft make life tedious to the great....
  • Thelema And Macareus
    Thelema's lively, all admire
    Her charms, but she's too full of fire;
    Impatience ever racks her breast,
    Her heart a stranger is to rest....
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Heart 6 Life 6 I Love You 5 Love 5 Alone 4 Time 4 Away 4 Place 4 Great 4 Soul 3

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Comments about Voltaire

  • Koritzsam: voltaire (1755) to rousseau, on rousseau's 'essay against civilization': no one has ever been so witty as you are in trying to turn us into brutes.
  • Koritzsam: voltaire (1755) to rousseau, on rousseau's 'essay against civilization': to read your book makes one long to go about all fours. since, however, it is now some sixty years since i gave up the practice, i feel that it is unfortunately impossible for me to resume it.
  • Generalluna_mps: on march 7, 2021 at about 8:00 in the morning, personnel of general luna mps sponsor thanksgiving mass officiated by rev. fr. noel voltaire e olaya, parish priest of saint ignatius of loyola parish located at brgy 4 poblacion, general luna, quezon.
  • _quote_everyday: it is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong. -voltaire
  • Jm19936496: "pleasure is the object, duty, and the goal of all rational creatures." voltaire
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The Wanderings of Oisin: Book II
 by William Butler Yeats

Now, man of croziers, shadows called our names
And then away, away, like whirling flames;
And now fled by, mist-covered, without sound,
The youth and lady and the deer and hound;
'Gaze no more on the phantoms,' Niamh said,
And kissed my eyes, and, swaying her bright head
And her bright body, sang of faery and man
Before God was or my old line began;

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