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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

The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.




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Architecture in general is frozen music.
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Architecture is the great book of humanity, the principal expression of man in his different stages of development, either as a force or as an intelligence.
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Thus, down to the time of Gutenberg, architecture is the principal writing, the universal writing.
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The mood which emanates from architecture comes close to the effect of music.
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Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.
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I call architecture frozen music.
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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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