Thursday, February 7, 2008

Quote of The Day: Voltaire

"History is a pack of lies we play on the dead."

-Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Voltaire was the nom de plume for the French author François-Marie Arouet.

It is an anagram of his last name and was chosen by the author because he felt his family name did not sound aristocratic enough.

Voltaire, was an author, play-wright, philosopher, among other things.

He has a ton of famous quotes that mostly lampoon organized religion and its followers. Most people believe him to be an early outspoken atheist when in fact Voltaire's only gripe against religion was in its organization and dogma and not its faith.

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