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40th of 50things: Money

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So, this is the last of the so-called “Dinner Party Unmentionables” – we already did Sex, Religion and Politics, remember?

Money, it is often said, is the root of all evil.   840 more words

Voltaire: the Story begins...

The Age of Enlightenment

Towering figures: Montesquieu, Voltaire and Rousseau

Montesquieu (18 January 1689 – 10 February 1755), François-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), who renamed himself… 2,482 more words


We All Have a Story

“Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.” ― C.S. Lewis

“If you are careless and lazy now and keep putting things off and always deferring the day after which you will attend to yourself, you will not notice that you are making no progress, but you will live and die as someone quite ordinary.” ― Epictetus… 456 more words

Robert Olszak

Candide. If that’s the best of possible worlds…

Candide by Voltaire (1759)

I had tickets to a stage version of Candide by Voltaire and it prompted me to re-read this conte philosophique. (It means… 1,452 more words

French Literature


“Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices”

- Voltaire

“So, you must be Christopher. I have been looking forward to meeting you. 549 more words



“All that is very well,” answered Candide, “but let us cultivate our garden.”

Candide, by Voltaire

I’m a little hesitant about reviewing classics. What new insights can I have to offer about these centuries-old books, researched and torn apart by academics and popular audiences alike? 547 more words


Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool. – Voltaire