Voltaire quote about writing from Candide - it is noble to write as one thinks; this is the privilege of humanity.
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it is noble to write as one thinks; this is the privilege of humanity.
 Voltaire, Candide (1759). copy citation

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Author Voltaire
Source Candide
Topic writing thinking
Date 1759
Language English
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Martin saw some shelves filled with English books. "I have a notion," said he, "that a Republican must be greatly pleased with most of these books, which are written with a spirit of freedom."
"Yes," answered Pococurante, "it is noble to write as one thinks; this is the privilege of humanity. In all our Italy we write only what we do not think; those who inhabit the country of the Cæsars and the Antoninuses dare not acquire a single idea without the permission of a Dominican friar. I should be pleased with the liberty which inspires the English genius if passion and party spirit did not corrupt all that is estimable in this precious liberty."” source
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