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Voltaire

Quote of Voltaire ? - I disapprove of what you say...


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

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.



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Source: The friends of Voltaire - Evelyn Beatrice


Source: Quotation of uncertain origin



Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Ich bin zwar anderer Meinung als Sie, aber ich würde mein Leben dafür geben, daß Sie Ihre Meinung frei aussprechen dürfen.

French
Je ne suis pas d'accord avec ce que vous dites, mais je me battrai pour que vous ayez le droit de le dire.




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If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.




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If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.
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All the splendor in the world is not worth a good friend.
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