Voltaire(November 21, 1694 – May 30, 1778) Voltaire, the French Enlightenment philosopher, skeptic, and author of works like Candide. François-Marie Arouet, better known by the pen name Voltaire (also called The Dictator of Letters), was a French Enlightenment writer, essayist, deist and philosopher. Voltaire is well-known for his sharp wit, philosophical writings, and defense of civil liberties, including freedom of religion and the right to a fair trial. He was an outspoken supporter of social reform despite strict censorship laws in France and harsh penalties for those who broke them. A satirical polemist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize Church dogma and the French institutions of his day. Voltaire is considered one of the most influential figures of his time.
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It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.