“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” – Voltaire
Daily Nugget of Gold 1373
The Wisdom of Voltaire
François-Marie Arouet, known by his pen name, Voltaire, lived between 1694-1778. He was a prolific French writer, philosopher, and champion of things like freedom of religion and freedom of expression. His father wanted him to be a lawyer, but his love was writing. Voltaire tried to write secretly much of the time, he had more than 150 pen names, and as his positions on freedom and rebellious nature often offended royalty, he found himself imprisoned and persecuted fairly often. Open minded people of his day were frequently punished.
“Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.” – Voltaire
Did Voltaire understand and write about The Law of Attraction? Maybe…
“Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.” – Voltaire
“Nature has always had more force than education.” – Voltaire
“By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.” – Voltaire
Voltaire was witty and indirect in enlightening us with his prose, wasn’t he?
Are there any other ideas were we could find gold from Voltaire? The difficulty is in choosing which ones to highlight:
“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” – Voltaire
“Injustice in the end produces independence.” – Voltaire
“The safest course is to do nothing against one’s conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.” – Voltaire
We hope we’ve piqued your curiosity just a bit, this is a fascinating person to learn from, agree?
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What can I learn today through the experiences of another?”
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