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post #1 of 62 (permalink) Old February 3rd, 2006, 21:29 Thread Starter
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voltaire's quote of the day...

what is tolerance? it is the consequence of humanity. we are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly- that is the first law of nature.

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post #2 of 62 (permalink) Old February 3rd, 2006, 21:53 Thread Starter
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i was secretly expecting someone post the quotation about free speech

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post #3 of 62 (permalink) Old February 4th, 2006, 02:01
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Well just so not to disappoint you here it is:

"I do not agree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it."

Although it isnt strictly his quote. It was actually first used by Evelyn Beatrice Hall.

I don't actually think Voltaire believes in free speech. His quote:

"common sense isnt really that common"

clearly implies people should speak their mind less often

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post #4 of 62 (permalink) Old February 4th, 2006, 05:03
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Voltaire and free speech is more like "speak freely if you are Voltaire, speak fooly if you are not"
However he was defending against censorship in books against it when he may have said it (And it was to defende Rousseau, a short of "enemy") , he was not found of equal rights, democracy any of those things either. A classic consevator of shorts, but to damn wise to be disliked.

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post #5 of 62 (permalink) Old February 5th, 2006, 08:22 Thread Starter
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good

now it would be great if we can post voltaire's quotes which can be linked on how is going the world right now.

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post #6 of 62 (permalink) Old February 6th, 2006, 13:53 Thread Starter
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rousseau? why not
if he was our contemporain, he certainly would say a lot on what the humans are doing to the planet. he would be a green, for sure.

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him ? He would be histerical and accuse one side of stealing his ideas, the other of using his ideas and himself of having his ideas

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post #8 of 62 (permalink) Old February 6th, 2006, 16:43 Thread Starter
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rousseau wasn't this kind of guy

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Him ? Paranoic, crazy, fought with every friend for thinking they are stealing his ideas, one day started to believe people ("his enemies") are trying to poison him
His rivalirity with Voltaire for example, 99% his imagination, 1% Voltaire telling him what he told to everyone "I am Voltaire, I am the best, bow to me"

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oh! i don't allow you to bash a french icone. i gonna burn your flag if you continue

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Which French Icon ? He was born in Genebra

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Thats one very strange way of looking at it
an accurate one may I said

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Yes, bow to me!

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you don't even speak any language at all, less French; not enough glamour either...while checking my awesome bisogne in the mirror

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I speak my own language, how can you say I speak none ? Ridiculous!
You may be happy with your bisogne, that shall last until people discover you are lazy court burocratic

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people won't discover shit, I'm a master of it, also I'm lazy..burocratic..but no court...and since I understand your language..poliglota

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"l'enfer, c'est les autres"

what do you think about this quote from sartre? do you think that he is right, that hell is the others?

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"I do not agree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it."
I´ve always liked this quote. It´s the most beautiful in the history
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what do you think about this quote from sartre? do you think that he is right, that hell is the others?
I bet he said that in the morning he wake up and saw Simone at his side.
But now, what is Sartre doing in a topic about Voltaire and myself ? I do not want any competition from anyone who writes more than needed!

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people won't discover shit, I'm a master of it, also I'm lazy..burocratic..but no court...and since I understand your language..poliglota
You ? Master of anything ? Getting cocky again ? I need to call 0-500-Faith!
And you are no poliglota, you understand my language and that is all languages you understand

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post #20 of 62 (permalink) Old February 8th, 2006, 15:36 Thread Starter
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i mentionned sartre because lucky spoke about him and also because his quote suited perfectly to your relationship with fangio

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