Voltaire was undoubtedly considered the most important man of the 18th century, but also of world history. His contribution to humanity is incalculable because he founded “freedom of speech”, as a basic right of every citizen of the world.
Although there was immense darkness around him, he opposed the freedom of man, condemned and condemned with his free spirit many times in a satirical way at every opportunity the establishment of his time and the monarchy. Of course for his views he was imprisoned in the Bastille for insulting the regent and the nobles and was exiled. He lived almost all over Europe, most of the years in Switzerland, as he was undesirable for his views in France and wherever he was.
The big problem with people is that most of them, as “agents”, “managers”, “rich” and “experts”, “educated” our people call them, do not deal with what should be studied. On the contrary, they deal with the wrong subjects, “luxuries and mosaics” and their tomar, they come to the wrong conclusions about the hot issues of society and many times they have an opinion for their own reasons and for what they do not have, because they know everything.
And not all of them are enough for us, we also have the “collaborators”, the gangsters and the kotzambasides who never leave our lives.
The remarkable thing is that Voltaire, although he was “rich” and “expert”, did not waste his life with aristocracy, luxuries and mosaics, but chose prisons, exiles and shook the world.
Eventually Voltaire stood up and overthrew totalitarianism and despotism in Europe and all of humanity. “It is considered the central figure and embodiment of the Enlightenment of the 18th century.”
Without Voltaire, it would be fair to say, there would be no French and American revolution, nor the modern rule of law in all of humanity as we know it today.
Below we mention views of Voltaire. The emphasis is ours.
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«François-Marie Arouet (November 21, 1694 – May 30, 1778), better known by his pseudonym Voltaire, was a French writer, historian and philosopher, famous for his wit, his attacks on her Catholic Church and the defense of secularism, freedom of speech and the separation of church and state.
It is considered a central figure and embodiment of the Enlightenment of the 18th century. He is also considered – not unjustly – the most important man of the 18th century. “
I do not agree with what you are saying, but I will defend to the death your right to say it (it is mentioned that Voltaire never said it, but historically the phrase has been established in him).
Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so.
To hold a pen you must be at war.
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they love.
Everyone is guilty of all the good things they did not do.
Common sense is not so common.
Do not think that money does everything or you will end up doing everything for money.
When it comes to money, everyone has the same religion.
If I hate tyrants, I hate gangsters much more.
He who forgives the crime becomes an accomplice.
It is forbidden to kill. That is why all murderers are punished, unless they kill in large numbers and under the sound of trumpets.
We judge a man by his questions and not by his answers.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
Man is free from the moment he wants to be.
It is dangerous to be right in matters in which the established principles are wrong.
To find out who is in power, just think about who you are not allowed to criticize.
The many laws in a country are, like many doctors, a sign of weakness and disease.
Injustice ultimately produces independence.
And if there was no God yet, we would have to invent one.
It is a pity that to be a good patriot you have to become an enemy of the rest of humanity.
We are all made of weaknesses and mistakes.
Let us forgive each other our nonsense: it is the first law of nature
This patchwork of self-proclaimed “Holy Roman Empire” never existed, in any way, neither Holy, nor Roman, nor Empire.
When the one who is talking to him understands nothing and when the one who is talking to him does not understand anything either, this is metaphysical.
Superstition is for religion what astrology is for astronomy, the three daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have dominated the earth for too long.
We never live, we are always in the expectation of life.
The illusion is the first of the pleasures.
Everything is fine today, this is our illusion.
God is a comedian who plays in an audience that is too scared to laugh.
I die to worship God, to love my friends, not to hate my enemies and to condemn superstition.
He later wrote about his education that he had learned nothing “except Latin and nonsense.”