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The quotable Voltaire

The Quotable Voltaire: a compilation of wit, wisdom, quips and quotations by and about Voltaire, edited and presented by Garry Apgar and Edward Langille (Bucknell University Press, 2021). The popularity of quotations, especially of famous people, reflects...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 17 Jun 2021

Voltaire on Capitol Hill: ‘Anyone who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities’

Bust of Voltaire by Jean-Antoine Houdon. (Musée du Louvre, Paris) Houdon’s bust of Voltaire still dominates the entrance hall of Thomas Jefferson’s house at Monticello, and last week Voltaire was being quoted on Capitol Hill. In the...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 16 Feb 2021

Pirates & Privateers Newsletter.

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From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 20 Aug 2019

Voltaire and the one-liner

To mark the publication at Oxford University Press of his new book ‘Voltaire: A Very Short Introduction’, a contribution to their Very Short Introductions series, Nicholas Cronk has written the following post about the wit and wisdom...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 10 Mar 2017

Indians At War-Period Quotes.

Summit Meeting By Robert Griffing. Indians At War. "Their Arms are a Gun and Tomahawk, and all the Provisions they carry from Home is a Pouch of Rockahominy. Thus provided and accoutr'd, they march towards their Enemy's Country, not in a Body, or by...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 22 May 2016

45 Genuine George Washington Quotes During the Revolutionary War

They’re everywhere now. On the pages of social media, displayed on bumper stickers, and in the speeches of political candidates, partisan factions claim a Founding Father by virtue of one of their Founding Sound Bites. But how many of those words...

Now fearch for Tow, and fome old Saddle pierce. No Wadding lies fo clofe, or drives fo fierce.

I have used leather wads for many years now, using my Father’s old 20 gauge wad punch. I started using leather wads not because of some historical documentation, but because it seemed the common sense and practicle thing to do. Leather will not...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 15 Sep 2015

Period Fire Lighting & Tinder Quotes.

American Aloe, Agave or Sentry Plant. Also found in Australia. Their grow’s here Large Berch trees…on the Root of the branches of the Said tree, grow’s Large Knops of wood of Different form’s, which they style (posogan) which...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 13 May 2015

10 Quotes on Tyranny

The world has seen many a tyrant from Genghis Khan to Hitler. At all times, people have had an impression of what made one a tyrant. Americans living during the Revolutionary War were no exception to the matter and they too held a decided view on tyranny....

BELIEVING IN DR. KING

  By Peggy O’Brien Martin Luther King, Jr.   I am writing today—on Martin Luther King’s real birthday—because his presence in the world and in my life had so much to do with why I became a teacher, and because the words that he left...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 15 Jan 2015

A mackerel sky

I was inspired to write this post by a visit to the archives of the Met Office in Exeter. The collections hold some absolutely fantastic items, including a printed proclamation issued by Charles II in the mid-1660s ordering a day of fasting and prayer...
From: Robert Hooke's London on 30 Jul 2014

The cat sat on … the dog’s mat

I’ve not been blogging very much, mostly because I’m crashing through a 3rd draft of The Game of Hope, the working title of my YA novel about Hortense de Beauharnais. But I’ve also been slow to blog because WordPress.org has been...
From: Baroque Explorations on 25 Jul 2014

Favorite Quote?

What is your favorite quote by a Revolutionary?   “I see one head turning into thirteen.” Washington said this several times in the closing years of the war. After independence, it was THE crucial issue. -Thomas Fleming   “But...

Quotes Thomas Jefferson did not say...

Portrait of President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) by Revolutionary War hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746-1817)Dissent is the highest form of patriotism (Quotation)"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" is often attributed to Thomas Jefferson, but to...
From: 18th-century American Women on 9 Oct 2013

Quotes Thomas Jefferson did not say...

Portrait of President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) by Revolutionary War hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746-1817)Quotation: "Democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51% of the people may take away the rights of the other 49%."Variations:"A democracy...
From: 18th-century American Women on 7 Oct 2013

Quotes Thomas Jefferson did not say...

Portrait of President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) by Revolutionary War hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746-1817)The Christian god is a three headed monsterThis quotation is frequently seen on the World Wide Web, attributed to Thomas Jefferson:"The Christian...
From: 18th-century American Women on 5 Oct 2013

Quotes Thomas Jefferson did not say, and a few that he did say...

Portrait of President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) by Revolutionary War hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746-1817)Chain Email with 10 Jefferson QuotationsSince 2008, a list of ten purported Jefferson quotations has been passed around via email and posted in...
From: 18th-century American Women on 3 Oct 2013

Quotes Thomas Jefferson did not say...

Portrait of President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) by Revolutionary War hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746-1817)The quotation, "the Bible is the source of liberty" has not been found in any writings of Thomas Jefferson.The first known appearance of this quotation,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 1 Oct 2013

Quotes Thomas Jefferson did not say...

Portrait of President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) by Revolutionary War hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746-1817)Quotation: "The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."Earliest known appearance in print attributed...
From: 18th-century American Women on 29 Sep 2013

Quotes Thomas Jefferson did not say...

Portrait of President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) by Revolutionary War hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746-1817)Quotation: "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government."Earliest known appearance in print, attributed...
From: 18th-century American Women on 27 Sep 2013

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