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Who is the French philosopher who said I do not agree with a word you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it?
Voltaire Voltaire, Wrong Evelyn Beatrice Hall wrote this quote In her biography on Voltaire
I'll give it a go: Peut-être que je ne sois pas d'accord avec ce que tu dises, mais je soutiens jusqu'à la mort ton droit de le dire.
Pen name for best known french philosopher wo said i do not agree with a word you say but i will defend to the death of your right to say it?
This quote is regularly and, apparently, incorrectly attributed to either Voltaire or Patrick Henry. (See related links for sources.) Though Voltaire merits some credit, the… precise statement only occurs in the writing about Voltaire by Evelyn Beatrice Hall (pseudonym S. G. Tallentyre) in her biography of the master French author, satirist and philosopher, entitled "The Friends of Voltaire" (c. 1906). The men who had hated [the book], and had not particularly loved Helvétius, flocked round him now. Voltaire forgave him all injuries, intentional or unintentional. 'What a fust about an omelette!' he had exlaimed when he heard of the burning. How abominably unjust to persecute a man for such an airy trifle as that! 'I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,' was his attitude now. Tallentyre herself does not attribute this quotation directly to Voltaire, but rather she uses it to summarize and/or generalize the thoughts of the author; thoughts expressed in a closely similar quotation which is indeed unique to Voltaire: "Monsieur l'abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write," wrote Voltaire himself in a letter to Monsieur le Riche, dated February 6, 1770. The congruous similarities between Tallentyre's rephrasing of ideas unique to Voltaire and Voltaire's own direct quotation of a nearly equivalent meaning justify the popular (albeit inaccurate) trend of most French, Francophone and/or Francophile peoples to attribute this quotation directly to Voltaire, just as Tallentyre most likely would have hoped. Therefore, it is arguably neither completely correct nor completely incorrect to attribute this quote to Voltaire, when in fact the original source material was written by S. G. Tallentyre (a.k.a. Evelyn Beatrice Hall) in 1906 -- a century and a half after the death of Voltaire. Related Links: An example of the misattribution of the quote is in the link to Dictionary and one of many correct references to the source is provided at Wikiquotes.
Did Thomas Paine use the quote from Voltaire I do not agree with a word you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it in the pamphlet Common Sense?
Voltaire said it in french and Payne translated it :)
Je désapprouve ce que vous dites, mais je me battrai jusqu'à la mort pour que vous ayez le droit de le dire. - Francois-Marie Arouet (Voltaire)
A variation of this quote is widely attributed to Voltaire, but was probably written by a person named Evelyn Beatrice Hall.
Who coined the phrase i may not agree with what you say but i will fight to the death for your right to say it?
French philosopher Voltaire.
What does it mean Who said I may not agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it?
It means," No one has the right to silence another , nor allow another to be silenced because their opinions differ. It is every ones constitutional right to be able to voice …their opinion regardless of how unpopular that opinion may be. It's called "FREEDOM OF SPEECH". If anyone disagrees with this answer, I accept that. I only hope they don't get together with others and start burning books again.
Who wrote I do not agree with what you have to say but I'll defend to the death your right to say it?
Actually it isn't known definitely. there are two possible origins. The first one is Voltaire and the other one is Evelyn Beatrice Hall.
What is the meaning of Voltaire's famous quotation i do not agree with a word you say but i will defend to the death your right to say it?
Voltaire is expressing the essence of freedom of speech. If people are allowed to speak freely, they must be allowed to say not just those things that we agree with or approve… of, but also to say things that we disagree with or disapprove of. Otherwise, we would be putting ourselves in the position of having a veto over what other people are allowed to say, and that is not free speech. We would not like other people to tell us what we may or may not say, and therefore, we must be equally tolerant of others.
It was the French philosopher Voltaire who said, "I do not agree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it." Obviously, he believed in "freedom of s…peech!"
What early American patriot said I may not agree with what you say but will defend to the eath your right to say it?
Patrick Henry said that, just before his famous statement, "Give me liberty or give me death." It was soon after that the United States fought Britain for its independence and… won.
What American quoted i may not agree with what you say but i will defend to the death your right to say it?
It was a Frenchman named Voltaire.
What is the correct wording of i may not agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it?
" je ne suis pas d'accord avec ce que vous dites, mais je me battrai jusqu'au bout pour que vous puissiez le dire" is a sentence attributed to the french philosopher Voltaire …in 1770