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Unformatted text preview: ilty and God is punishing us, or God is indifferent. Voltaire tended to the later view. "It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one." "If this is the best of all possible worlds, what are the others like?" "I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one, 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it." "Common sense is not so common." "I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom." "If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him." "I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.“ Bust of Voltaire by Houdon Voltaire Voltaire Slave Market with the Disappearing Bust of Voltaire Salvador Dali 1940 Adam Smith 1723-1790 1723-1790 Enlightened self interest Human labor No governmental interference End result: WEALTH An Inquiry into the nature and causes of the Wealth of Nations 1776 Posthumous Bust by Baron Carlo Marochetti (1805­1868) Frederick the Great 1712 - 1786 1712 Ruler of Prussia 1740 to 1786 He was fascinated by Voltaire, and patronized many artists. He insisted on religious tolerance, and loved French culture. He also gave C P E Bach a job. He abolished judicial torture. Portrait by Antoine Pesne 1739 Maria Theresa 1717-1780 1717-1780 Ruler of Hungary, Austria and Bohemia 1740­1780 She presided over the city of Vienna during its greatest artistic period (Mozart). Roman Catholic who was terrified of the ideas of the Enlightenment. She had reason to be since they cost her daughter Marie Antoinette her life. Portrait by Martin van Meytens (1695­1770) Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826 Thomas U. S. president 1800­1808 He wrote the Declaration of Independence and drafted The Bill of Rights Influential architect He founded the University of Virginia in 1819 Thomas Jefferson by Houdon by 1789 Jefferson Memorial 1938-43 Jefferson Monticello 1770-1825 Monticello Jean­Antoine Jean­Antoine Watteau 1684­1721 Portrait of Watteau by Rosalba Carriera 1675­1757 The Embarkation for Cythera 1717 The Pierrot (also known as Gilles) 1718-19 Two Studies of the Head and Shoulders of...
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