Voltaire, 1694-1778, (Francois-Marie Arouet), French Historian & Dramatist, La Begueule, 1772
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|The best is the enemy of the good enough.||Russian Proverb|
|Any understanding of this nation has to be based, and I mean really based, on an understanding of the Civil War. I believe that firmly. It defined us.||Shelby Foote|
|A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied ten minutes later.||George S. Patton|
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.