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I Would Give My Life

Posted by | November 12th, 2008

“Monsieur l’abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write.”

– Voltaire, 1770

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  1. markross Post author

    Very powerful words!
    Although Voltaire took exception to the words that this man, Monsieur l’abbé was writing, I think that he is saying, he would rather dislike, even detest his words, then to see him being silenced and prevented from writing at all.

    Very wise words, indeed.


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