Voltaire (aka François-Marie Arouet) (b. November 21, 1694, Paris, France; d. 30, 1778, Paris, France)
“What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature.” You can find more quotes here.
What you should read: Candide
For more information on Voltaire, click here.
George Eliot (aka Mary Ann Evans) (b. November 22, 1819, Nuneaton, UK; d. December 22, 1880, London, UK)
“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” Find more quotes here.
For more information on George Eliot and her works, click here.
Shel Silverstein (b. September 25, 1930, Chicago, IL; d. May 10, 1999, Key West, FL)
“It’s always a nice feeling, having people think that you feel things much deeper than you’re allowed to say, but this isn’t true. If you want to find out what a writer or a cartoonist really feels, look at his work. That’s enough.” Find more quotes here.
For more information on Shel Silverstein, click here.