Voltaire – a name that comes to mind as soon as we think of ‘freedom of speech’. Voltaire, a French philosopher and writer who was so influential that a huge time of the eighteenth century is known as the ‘age of Voltaire’.
François-Marie Arouet was Voltaire’s birth name. A witty Enlightenment writer, he was often in trouble for his outspoken attacks against authority – the Catholic Church.
He is known to have written more than two thousand books and have advocated vehemently for freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
240 years ago, on May 30, 2018, the philosopher passed away leaving behind an unerasable legacy. Here are some of his witty words that we can learn from even today!