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Backs Rocker in style of Voltaire

French philosopher and author Francois Voltaire once wrote, "I do not agree with what you are saying, but I will defend, to the death, your right to say it." I think this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/06/edi_277937.shtml
Editorials
It's all in how you look at it

A witty saying proves nothing. -- Voltaire Ever notice how we agree with our friends, yet belittle our enemies? I caught myself doing this the other day and later found...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/02/met_246268.shtml
Metro
A rotten role model

There have been a plethora of great thinkers in the history of Western civilization. Plato. Voltaire. Adam Smith. John Locke. Benjamin Franklin. Thomas Jefferson. Emerson. Kant. Great Eastern thinkers have included Confucius...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/20/edi_552496.shtml
Editorials
Did he really say that? Historical figures get hijacked through misquotes

...don't agree with.It's just like Voltaire said: "I disapprove of what you say...death your right to say it."Only Voltaire never said it. It's from a 1906 book called The Friends of Voltaire, written under a pseudonym by British...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/joe-hotchkiss-columns/2014-06-01/did-he-rea
It's annoying when your mental jukebox gets stuck

Anything too stupid to be spoken is sung. - Voltaire Do you suffer from earworms? Do you know what earworms are? Ever get a catchy or irritating song stuck in your head? That's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/06/kir_403573.shtml
Bill Kirby
Answers elusive as night sky signs

Judge a man by his questions and not by his logic. - Voltaire The first day of the last month dawned cold and dark and December. Overhead the new moon was nowhere to be seen. My son, waiting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/02/kir_28312.shtml
Bill Kirby
Niece sheds light on man in '47 mystery

History is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes. -- Voltaire Last year, I wrote a feature for our Web site about a curious incident in our nation's past.In July 1947 when President Harry...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-06-26/niece-sheds-light-man-47-myst
Debate over zodiac's accuracy is one more sign of times

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy: the mad daughter of a wise mother. -- Voltaire When I speak to groups, I'm often asked to describe the benefits for working for a newspaper. Usually I say it's getting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/bill-kirby/2011-03-07/debate-over-zodiacs-accu
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Much interest lies in city's namesake

...would become a demanding monarch. After her husband's death she promoted public gardens. She was born in a village that Voltaire and Goethe found attractive. Her village would become the center of the Enlightenment in Germany, and for a while, after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/07/let_107373.shtml
Letters
There's enough guilt to go around

...are overeating while precious children are starving to death. Both pro-lifers and pro-abortionist are equally guilty. Voltaire said, "Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do." In the same way the editorial does not point out what pro-lifers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/08/18/let_544754.shtml
Letters