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“The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.” ― Voltaire

What Voltaire means by this, I believe, is that the more he learned things, the more he realized how little he knew. He gained new knowledge that he didn’t have before. 72 more words

Teacher Cadet

Wars WORTH Fighting - And Dying - For (Voltaire)

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Agents of Frederick The Great detained Voltaire in Frankfurt for 3 weeks, while they, Frederick and Voltaire, argued over the return of a book of poetry – not with swords or guns or bombs or oil – but through letters. 13 more words

Poetry

Truth of the Matter-2 an essay

Why should man be afraid of an idea? He is given to abstract thinking and Truth is an idea and he conceived it. But try sell it to another. 854 more words

Benny Thomas

Truman Capote
Evening. Holcomb.

He adjusts his glasses, lending a dramatic pause to his punchline. Everyone leans in, enticed; and throws their head back in expected laughter as he finishes. 915 more words

Art

Crime of Omission

Everyone is guilty of all the good they did not do.

Voltaire

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Twisdom

Applying Voltaire's Ideas About Fanaticism

“It is His will for your weak hands to bring terror to the wicked” says the extremist, recruiting a young vulnerable man to commit crime in the name of a God. 1,446 more words

Religion

but let us cultivate our garden

It’s pouring buckets outside.

I had a full summer, but I neglected my chores. I wasn’t fully aware of how much I have to do, of my neglectful behavior, until I caught a glimpse of the rose bushes that line the front walkway. 220 more words