Thursday, December 27, 2007
News With Voltaire Volume 2
Voltaire (François Marie Arouet, 1694-1778) was a French philosopher credited with influencing many of the founding fathers of our country. The picture above is more or less there for two reasons; one it just looks effing cool and two it nicely sums up the philosophy of the man whose writings I've come to admire.
Here is the second installment of News with Voltaire!
"The secret of being boring is to say everything."
"Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills."
"If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him."
And rounding it out with an oldie but a goody....
"Anything too stupid to be said is sung."