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Voltaire with gloriole by lisa-im-laerm Voltaire with gloriole by lisa-im-laerm
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:iconttaasst: One of the best men, ever lived! Voltaire! :heart:
Inveigled by a spy named Beauregard into a real or burlesque confession he was sent to the Bastille on May 16, 1717, here he recast Oedipe, began the Henriade and decided to change his name.

Ever after his exit from the Bastille in April 1718 he was known as Arouet de Voltaire, or simply Voltaire, though legally he never abandoned his patronymic.
Right one Belle et Bonne.
A solid gain to his happiness was the adoption, or practical adoption, in 1776 of Reine Philiberte de Varicourt, a young girl of noble but poor family, whom Voltaire rescued from the convent, installed in his house as an adopted daughter, and married to the marquis de Villette. Her pet name was "Belle et Bonne", and nobody had more to do with the happiness of the last years of the "patriarch" than she had.

He wrote to Frederick II., that he won't resign for a gloriole and that he should buy him a one, that it wouldn't be that expensive... :giggle:
That's why I gave him here a one :D

-"It is demonstrable," said he, "that things cannot be otherwise than they are; for as all things have been created for some end, they must necessarily be created for the best end. Observe, for instance, the nose is formed for spectacles; therefore we wear spectacles. The legs are visibly designed for stockings; accordingly we wear stockings. Stones were made to be hewn and to construct castles; therefore my lord has a magnificent castle; for the greatest baron in the province ought to be the best lodged. Swine were intended to be eaten; therefore we eat pork all year round. And they who assert that everything is right, do not express themselves correctly; they should say that everything is best."
-"After the earthquake, which had destroyed three-fourths of the city of Lisbon, the sages of that country could think of no means more effectual to preserve the kingdom from utter ruin than to entertain the people with an auto-da-fe, it having been decided by the University of Coimbra, that the burning of a few people alive by a slow fire, and with great ceremony, is an infallible preventive of earthquakes... The same day there was another earthquake, which made most dreadful havoc."
-"If this is the best of all possible worlds, what are the others?"
-"I am the best man in the world, and yet I have already killed three men, and of these three, two were priests."

Voltaire; Candide

'... his real name is not Morival, Talonde Rather, he is the son of a president in Abbeville ...
Talonde but was, along with the Chevalier de La Barre, the son of a colonel of our armies, at the age of fifteen years imprisonment by the Iroquois from Abbeville to the ordinary and highly embarrassing ordeal for chopping off the hand and cutting the tongue, the slow burning at the stake because he had Capuchin not greeted and hummed a song and the supreme court in Paris upheld that judgment, on that French bishops him no more accusations to be without religion, this master of the Court made ​​their murderers to standing as Christians.
I beg your pardon, the Iroquois that I have compared it with that hideous judges ... '

Voltaire to Frederick II


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There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
Voltaire :iconkisssplz:
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Babylonia666 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional
Amazing work. Heart 
lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much!:iconrainbowheartplz:
novus41 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice work
Skoll Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
ye be damn good at this :D
lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
be? :iconihazcookieplz::icongottadanceplz:
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Olaf68 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
beautiful I like your smoothness with the pen 
lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You :iconsnuggleplz:
Olaf68 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
you're welcome :}
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