History is filled with the sound of silken slippers going downstairs and wooden shoes coming up.

Voltaire

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François-Marie Arouet (French: [fʁɑ̃swa maʁi aʁwɛ]; 21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778) was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher. Known by his nom de plume M. de Voltaire (; also US: ; French: [vɔltɛːʁ]), he was famous for his wit, and his criticism of Christianity—especially of the Roman...

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