Quotes by Voltaire

About Voltaire:

François-Marie Arouet was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. Voltaire was a versatile writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken advocate of several liberties, despite the risk this placed him in under the strict censorship laws of the time. As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma, and the French institutions of his day.

Author Bio

  • NameVoltaire
  • DescriptionFrench writer, historian, philosopher.
  • AliasesFrançois-Marie Arouet; Age of Lewis XIV, Author of The,
  • BornNovember 21, 1694
  • DiedMay 30, 1778
  • CountryFrance
  • ProfessionPhilosopher; Poet; Historian; Essayist; Playwright; Autobiographer
  • AwardsOrder Of Merit For Arts And Science; Fellow Of The Royal Society