Pierre Bayle - Quotes

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It is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling.

It is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling.

The antiquity and general acceptance of an opinion is not assurance of its truth. ---->>>

It is pure illusion to think that an opinion that passes down from century to century, from generation to generation, may not be entirely false. ---->>>

I am a good Protestant, and in the full sense of the term, for from the bottom of my soul, I protest against everything that is said, and everything that is done. ---->>>

Properly speaking, history is nothing but the crimes and misfortunes of the human race. ---->>>

I know too much to be a sceptic and too little to be a dogmatist. ---->>>

There is not less wit nor less invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought. ---->>>

There is no less invention in aptly applying a thought found in a book, than in being the first author of the thought. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: November 18, 1647
Birthplace: Carla-le-Comte, Kingdom of France
Die: December 28, 1706
Occupation: Philosopher
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Pierre Bayle (French: [bɛl]; 18 November 1647 – 28 December 1706) was a French philosopher and writer best known for his seminal work the Historical and Critical Dictionary, published beginning in 1697. Bayle was a Protestant. As a forerunner of the Encyclopedists and an advocate of the principle of the toleration of divergent beliefs, his works subsequently influenced the development of the Enlightenment (wikipedia)