Archive for the ‘Voltaire’ Category

God (is) a circle whose centre is everywhere and circumference nowhere

Saturday, September 10th, 2011
sun dogs

In metaphysics and in morals, the ancients have said everything. We always encounter or repeat them. All modern books of this description are merely repetitions.

The farther we advance eastward, the more prevalent and established we find the employment of emblems and…

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Let us read, and let us dance – these two amusements will never do any harm to the world

Monday, November 16th, 2009
dancing in the streets

You deceive yourself very grossly, when you think that you have been ruined by books. The empire of Russia is two thousand leagues in extent, and there are not six men who are aware of the points disputed by the Greek and Latin…

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