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François Marie Arouet (who later assumed the name Voltaire) was born in Paris on November 21, 1694. The family was wealthy, his father was a notary and his mother maintained contacts with friends interested in belles-lettres and Deism.

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To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.

Our work keeps us free of three great evils: boredom, vice, and poverty.
War is the greatest of all crimes, yet there is no agressor who does not color his crime with the pretext of justice.
Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks more ancient; that is to say, men quarrelled with their wives at the end of five days, beat them at the end of the month, and separated from them after six weeks' cohabitation.

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