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(1) The trouble with common sense, as Voltaire famously observed, is that it is not very common.
(2) Voltaire was a famous French satirist.
(3) Writers such as Voltaire and Diderot were chipping away at the foundations of society.
(4) Voltaire was wrong, of course, about the degree to which the multitude would live in happiness and peace.
(5) Voltaire: This is the best of all possible shits.
(6) Leibnitz praying is grand, Voltaire adoring is fine.
(7) Penned by that Renaissance man of the Enlightenment, Voltaire, Candide is steeped in the political and philosophical controversies of the 1750s.
(8) While Voltaire, Condorcet and Descartes used reason to confront superstition and feudalism, thinkers across the Channel – Brooks cites Burke,[Sentencedict.com] Hume and Adam Smith – thought it unwise to trust reason.
(9) His lyrics are highly literate. He even quotes Voltaire.
(10) Voltaire , the famous French writer, spent a year there in 1717~1718, and another 12 days in 1726.
(11) French Enlightenment writer, deist and philosopher Voltaire died at the age of 84 on May 30 th.
(12) Voltaire, he insists, was a milquetoast careerist, too concerned with his own reputation and his comfortable life to say anything truly unsettling.
(13) French literary patron noted for her correspondence with Voltaire, Montesquieu, and Horace Walpole.
(14) Voltaire ( Francois Marie Arouet ) once talked about it.
(15) I resonate greatly with the views of Schopenhauer, Voltaire, Nietzsche, Freud.
(16) Madame Denis, the niece of M. de Voltaire, had been extremely good to me.
(17) To the same end, Voltaire sojourned with Prussia's Frederick the Great, and Diderot spent time at the court of Russia's Catherine the Great.
(18) Even today, most educated people could probably tell you something about Voltaire and Rousseau.
(19) But soon the influence of Hume and Gibbon, Rousseau and Voltaire brought every authority into question.
(20) We are equally far removed from the hosanna of Joseph de Maistre, who wound up by anointing the executioner, and from the sneer of Voltaire, who even goes so far as to ridicule the cross.
(21) The encyclopedists, Diderot at their head; the physiocrates, Turgot at their head; the philosophers, Voltaire at their head; the Utopians, Rousseau at their head,--these are four sacred legions. Sentencedict.com
(22) The first Dada performances were put on by a group of avant-garde poets, writers and performances artists at Cabaret Voltaire.
(23) He even enjoyed the sharp criticism he provoked from Voltaire.
(24) You can gaze through the gates at the school where Voltaire honed his wit and lay a garland on Oscar Wilde's poignant grave at pere Lachaise.
(25) He was a man of much worldly wisdom, and in some ways resembled Voltaire.
(26) In the 18th century, Newton's theory spread to France through Voltaire and encountered the philosophy of Rene Descartes, which had been in Ascension to the Throne.
(27) I hate Diderot, he is an ideologist, a declaimer, and a revolutionist, a believer in God at bottom, and more bigoted than Voltaire.
(28) Individuals of heterodox belief but whose own views may stimulate others to question and think for themselves, all to the good, Milton, John Locke, people like Voltaire argued something like this.
(29) The ten - franc note was my favorite - prited Voltaire.
(30) Diderot, he is an ideologist, a declaimer, and a revolutionist, a believer in God at bottom, and more bigoted than Voltaire.