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Focus Fox: Judge a man

Focus Fox says: Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. Judge a writer by his written words rather than by his spoken words. 11 more words


Oldest restaurant in Paris--

BAM!  Le Procope opened here in Paris in 1686, and it is still going strong today.  What an honor to be able to eat here. . 359 more words


15 June 2018

Those who are absent,
by its means become present:

is the consolation of life.

– Voltaire (1694-1778)


Literary France by Pricilla Clark. My Book Review

“Only France has a literary culture that elects the writer a spokesman and invests literature with such powers.”

What was the first work of literature that got you hooked? 1,056 more words

Victor Hugo

On Boredom as Liberation

The contemporary philosopher Slavoj Zizek has often voiced his dislike of the liberal imperative to act and rebel – that the ultimate heresy is to sit on our laurels while the world crumbles around us. 4,089 more words

Cryptoquote Spoiler - 06/11/18

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”   —   Voltaire

(Voltaire was The Man!  Way ahead of his time, with an unbelievable set of cojones!  246 more words


Voltaire: Freedom Of Speech

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

Freedom Of Speech