Topic: Voltaire

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Deceased: Died in Paris on May 30, 1778 Personal Information: Francois-Marie Arouet Born on Nov 21, 1694 in Paris Professions: Philosopher, Playwright, Writer, Librettist Nationality: France Quotes: "Self-love is the instrument of our preservation." "The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself." "Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning! It is indeed by so doing that we can say the letter kills and the spirit gives life."
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