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In French: "Il est bien malaisé (puisqu’il faut enfin m’expliquer) d’ôter à des insensés des chaînes qu’ils révèrent." - Le dîner du comte de Boulainvilliers (1767): Troisième Entretien
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It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.  - Voltaire
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Attributed to Voltaire, but first used by Evelyn Beatrice Hall, writing under the pseudonym of Stephen G Tallentyre in the book "The Friends of Voltaire" (1906), as a summary of Voltaire's beliefs. Variant: "I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."
Voltaire
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Questions sur les miracles (1765). See also: izquotes.com/quote/191107

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Born: November 21, 1694

Died: May 30, 1778 (aged 83)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Writer, philosopher, playwright

Bio: François-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy of civil liberties, including freedom of religion, freedom of expression, free trade and separation of church and state.

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