You despise books you whose lives are absorbed in the vanities of ambition, the pursuit of pleasure or indolence but remember that all the known world, excepting only savage nations, is governed by books.Rate this quote:(5.00 / 1 vote)Say it
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Voltaire

French writer who was the embodiment of 18th century Enlightenment (1694-1778)

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