Sensual pleasure passes and vanishes, but the friendship between us, the mutual confidence, the delight of the heart, the enchantment of the soul, these things do not perish and can never be destroyed.Voltaire
About the Author
François-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume ‘Voltaire’, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his criticism of Christianity, especially the Roman Catholic Church, as well as his advocacy of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and separation of church and state.
Born: 21 November 1694, Paris, France
Died: 30 May 1778, Paris, France
Profession: Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher