Fools And Their Chains (Addiction): Voltaire

William_Blake_-_The_First_Book_of_Urizen,_Plate_18_(Bentley_21)_-_Google_Art_Project

It is difficult to free fools from the chains that they revere.

Il est bien malaisé (puisqu’il faut enfin m’expliquer) d’ôter à des insensés des chaînes qu’ils révèrent.

Voltaire

Le dîner du comte de Boulainvilliers (1767): Troisième Entretien
The illustration is The First Book of Urizen, Plate 18 (Bentley 21) by William Blake (1794) via Wikimedia

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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