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Quote of the Day

“I may disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to mis-attribute this quote to Voltaire.”

–  Avram Grumer

(The original quote upon which this quip is based was actually written by Evelyn Beatrice Hall under the pseudonym S[tephen] G. Tallentyre in “The Friends of Voltaire” in 1906, as her own summary of her idol’s attitude.)

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3 thoughts on “Quote of the Day

  1. Linda Sand on said:

    But misquoting and misattributing are two of the things we do well and there are so few things we do well otherwise.

    • I’d chide you for being cynical, Linda, but unfortunately, I agree with you. The term “blowback” comes to mind, first used by the CIA in 1952, I think. But it works on both national and personal levels, too. It’s very hard for humans to think beyond accomplishing short-term aims.

  2. Linda Sand, that is downright epigrammatic of you.

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