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Voltaire on the Art of Being Undefeated by Hardship
Voltaire on the Art of Being Undefeated by Hardship

“All comes out even at the end of the day, and all comes out still more even when all the days are over.”

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Micromegas: Voltaire’s Trailblazing Sci-Fi Philosophical Homage to Newton and the Human Condition, in a Rare Vintage Children’s Book
Micromegas: Voltaire’s Trailblazing Sci-Fi Philosophical Homage to Newton and the Human Condition, in a Rare Vintage Children’s Book

“Perhaps those who live here are not sensible people.”

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The Philosopher and the Prodigy: How Voltaire Fell in Love with a Remarkable Woman Mathematician
The Philosopher and the Prodigy: How Voltaire Fell in Love with a Remarkable Woman Mathematician

“That lady whom I look upon as a great man… She understands Newton, she despises superstition and in short she makes me happy.”

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Trailblazing 18th-Century Mathematician Émilie du Châtelet, Who Popularized Newton, on Gender in Science and the Nature of Genius
Trailblazing 18th-Century Mathematician Émilie du Châtelet, Who Popularized Newton, on Gender in Science and the Nature of Genius

“One must know what one wants to be. In the latter endeavors irresolution produces false steps, and in the life of the mind confused ideas.”

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Voltaire on How to Write Well and Stay True to Your Creative Vision
Voltaire on How to Write Well and Stay True to Your Creative Vision

“Beware, lest in attempting the grand, you overshoot the mark and fall into the grandiose.”

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Voltaire on the Perils of Censorship, the Freedom of the Press, and the Rewards of Reading
Voltaire on the Perils of Censorship, the Freedom of the Press, and the Rewards of Reading

“The man of taste will read only what is good; but the statesman will permit both bad and good.”

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