Charles Petzold

Was It Voltaire? (Follow Up)

August 9, 2006
Roscoe, NY

After reading my blog entry from yesterday, Deirdre got so absorbed in reading all the wonderful Voltaire quotations on Wikiquote that she discovered the following sentence buried within a longer quotation from Voltaire's Questions sur les miracles:

It's certainly close enough to the quotation in question ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities") to suggest a derivation, or perhaps just a freer translation.