Who said I may not agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it?

This quote is commonly misattributed to Voltaire.
It came from a line from a book about Voltaire called "The friends of Voltaire" published in 1906, this line was in regards to Voltaire's stance on Claude Adrien Helvetius.
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