Voltaire – The Great Quotists #2

Posted by on August 31, 2011 at 6:55 am.
Don’t quote me, but it’s day #2 of ‘The Great Quotists’ series at the NDD



Next up is Fran├žois-Marie Arouet, better known by his pen name, Voltaire.

Voltaire is the wit of France.  Born into the enlightenment era he skewered royalty, religion, pretension, society, and politics with a sharpness of tongue that no other could match.

But he was much more than just a sarcastic wit.  He was an amateur scientist, working to discover the elements of fire.  He was one of the first to write history in a modern way, paying attention to culture and society as much as military and political events.  He was a crusader for the separation of church and state and religious freedom.  He wrote more than 20,000 letters and 2,000 books and pamphlets.

Another example of a man who had humor until the end, his famous last words were, “Now, now, my good man, this is not the time for making enemies.” in response to a priest asking him to renounce Satan.




Drawing and commentary by Marty Coleman of The Napkin Dad Daily

Quote by Voltaire, 1694-1778, French writer

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