Personal Descriptions and Insults

A Fool and His Chains


Voltaire: “It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.”

Voltaire did not suffer fools gladly, nor did he hold out much hope of freeing them from their foolish condition. The 18th century French writer and philosopher once famously observed, “It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.”

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  1. William Blake’s criticisms of Voltaire (and Rousseau) will always be remembered:

    Mock on, Mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau;
    Mock on, Mock on, ’tis all in vain.
    You throw the sand against the wind,
    And the wind blows it back again.

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