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Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.

 
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Voltaire, 1694-1778, [Francois-Marie Arouet], French Historian & Dramatist, Notebooks

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Voltaire
Voltaire
  • Born: November 21, 1694
  • Died: May 30, 1778
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Writer

François-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire (/vɒlˈtɛər/; French: [vɔltɛːʁ]), was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit, his criticism of Christianity, especially the Roman Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and separation of church and state.

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