Selected Political Writings of Voltaire

So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men — Voltaire
  •   Biographical Note
  • Philosophical Letters
    •   Eighth Letter — On Parliament
    •   Tenth Letter — On Commerce
    •   Twelth Letter — On Lord Bacon
    •   Thirteenth Letter — On Locke
    •   Eighteenth Letter — On Tragedy
  •   Treatise on Tolerance
  •   Commentary: Of Crimes and Punishments
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Original date: 2001/8/15 —