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Biography - Voltaire:

François-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher.
Born: 1694 - Died: 1778
Period:
18th century
17th century
Place of birth: France
France

History should be written as philosophy.




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Quotes for: philosophy


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Quotes about philosophy:


Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.
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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

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To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.
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To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher.
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Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
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There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
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Quotes for: History


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Quotes about history:


What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.
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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
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Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
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Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.
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What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.
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If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
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I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.
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Love truth, but pardon error.
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Without the art of living knowledge nought avails.
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Let us read and let us dance—these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
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What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.
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The best is the enemy of good.
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