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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

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One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.
Voltaire




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Why should poetry have to make sense?”
Charlie Chaplin
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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.”
Aristotle
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Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.”
Arthur Schopenhauer - The World as Will and Representation
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Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.”
Novalis
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Poesy dissolves foreign being into our own.”
Novalis - Fragments
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Love is the poetry of the senses.”
Honore de Balzac
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I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.”
Voltaire - Letter to the Abbé Trublet
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Love truth, but pardon error.”
Voltaire - Discourse in Verse on Man - on Freedom
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Let us read and let us dance—these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
Voltaire
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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.”
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary
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The best is the enemy of good.”
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary
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All the splendor in the world is not worth a good friend.”
Voltaire
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