Quote of the Day: Voltaire

Discussion in 'Humor - Jokes - Games and Diversions' started by chelloveck, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Via: December | 2013 | Dustin Boyer

    It's a prayer that I'd be tempted to emulate...except that some of my opponents are quite capable of rendering themselves ridiculous without God's help. :p
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  2. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    I love me some Voltaire.

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  3. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    This is one of my favorites.

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  4. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    And a few of my favorite Voltaire quotes

    God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.

    Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.

    It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
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  5. fmhuff

    fmhuff Monkey+++

    I actually like many of Voltaire's quotes but he didn't have much respect for any god or religion.

    The physician, waiting up with Voltaire at his death, said that he cried out with utter desperation, “I am abandoned by God and man. I will give you half of what I am worth if you will give me six months of life. Then I shall go to hell and you will go with me, oh, Christ, oh, Jesus Christ!”

    He was a satirical polemicist, a firebrand who frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma, and the French institutions of his day. Sometimes with stunning effect. IMHO he had some justification. due to the corruptness of the Church and the State.

    Though I might admire his wit he once said that the Christian church would not last another fifty years. Perhaps due to the corruption he saw. Today his home exist as a Bible college.

    He was an interesting man.
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  6. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    Here are a few of my favorite:

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

    Never having been able to succeed in the world, he took his revenge by speaking ill of it. - Voltaire

    Men use thought only to justify their wrong doings, and speech only to conceal their thoughts. - Voltaire

    God prefers bad verses recited with a pure heart to the finest verses chanted by the wicked. - Voltaire
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