July Quotation week
Hello, how are you all enjoying this summer heatwave? Just as I was getting used to it, today is cloudy and a little cooler but it means that I can get jobs done indoors!
This week my quotation comes from Voltaire.
He was born in Paris and named François-Marie Arouet, the youngest of the five children, from a noble family of the province of Poitou.
By the time he left school, Voltaire had decided he wanted to be a writer, against the wishes of his father, who wanted him to become a lawyer. Voltaire, pretending to work in Paris as an assistant to a notary, spent much of his time writing poetry. When his father found out, he sent Voltaire to study law, this time in Caen, Normandy. Nevertheless, he continued to write, producing essays and historical studies. Voltaire's wit made him popular among some of the aristocratic families with whom he mixed. His father then obtained a job for him as a secretary to the French ambassador in the Netherlands, where Voltaire fell in love with a French Protestant refugee named Catherine Olympe Dunoyer. Their scandalous elopement was foiled by Voltaire's father and he was forced to return to France Most of Voltaire's early life revolved around Paris. From early on, Voltaire had trouble with the authorities for even mild critiques of the government and religious intolerance. These activities were to result in numerous imprisonments and exiles. One satirical verse about the Régent led to his imprisonment in the Bastille for eleven months. While there, he wrote his debut play, Œdipe. Its success established his reputation.
Here is this week’s quote
“Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” ~ Voltaire - French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist (1694 - 1778)
So this week what do you appreciate?...The weather? Your family? Friends? Collegues? Let’s see lots of photos this week!
I will leave you with another Voltaire quote which will make you laugh....
Have a good week everyone and hope you can manage to blog
Love Lynne xx