Reference Writers: Voltaire


François Voltaire Archive

Francois Voltaire


“For it has ruined everything in the experimental field that right from the beginning men have continually aimed at Experiments of Fruit not ones of Light, and have devoted their energies entirely to producing some splendid work, not to revealing nature's oracles, which is the work of works and encompasses in itself all power.”




Voltaire to Richard Rolt: “My Soul is Free Everywhere” 1754

Letters on “Candide:” “I am [annoyed] that people attribute it to me” 1759

On The de la Barre Affair: To the Count d'Argental, July 16 1766
The de la Barre Affaire, July 18 1766
To the Count d'Argental, July 18 1766

To Catherine the Great: “I'll Never Love Another Empress” 1774

To Frederick the Great: “You Would Perfectly Resemble Apollo...” 1776

Voltaire to La Harpe, no date