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Evelyn Beatrice Hall

Date de naissance: 28. septembre 1868
Date de décès: 13. avril 1956

Evelyn Beatrice Hall, née le 28 septembre 1868 à Shooter's Hill et morte le 13 avril 1956 à Wadhurst , est une femme de lettres britannique essentiellement connue pour sa biographie de Voltaire intitulée The Friends of Voltaire publiée en 1906. Elle a aussi écrit sous le pseudonyme de S. G. Tallentyre.

Citations Evelyn Beatrice Hall

„I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,“

—  Evelyn Beatrice Hall, livre The Friends of Voltaire

Ch. 7 : Helvetius : The Contradiction, p. 199; because of quote marks around the original publication of these words, they are often attributed to Voltaire, though Hall was not actually quoting him but summarizing his attitude with the expression. The statement was widely popularized when misattributed to Voltaire as a "Quotable Quote" in Reader's Digest (June 1934), but in response to the misattribution, Hall had been quoted in Saturday Review (11 May 1935), p. 13, as stating: I did not mean to imply that Voltaire used these words verbatim and should be surprised if they are found in any of his works. They are rather a paraphrase of Voltaire's words in the Essay on Tolerance — "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too."
The paragraph in which the statement first appears reads:
The Friends of Voltaire (1906)
Contexte: 'What a fuss about an omelette!' he had exclaimed when he heard of the burning. How abominably unjust to persecute a man for such an airy trifle as that! "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it," was his attitude now.

„It is by character and not by intellect the world is won.“

—  Evelyn Beatrice Hall, livre The Friends of Voltaire

Ch. 1 : D'Alembert: The Thinker, p. 31
The Friends of Voltaire (1906)

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„What a fuss about an omelette!“

—  Evelyn Beatrice Hall, livre The Friends of Voltaire

he had exclaimed when he heard of the burning. How abominably unjust to persecute a man for such an airy trifle as that! "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it," was his attitude now.
Ch. 7 : Helvetius : The Contradiction, p. 199; because of quote marks around the original publication of these words, they are often attributed to Voltaire, though Hall was not actually quoting him but summarizing his attitude with the expression. The statement was widely popularized when misattributed to Voltaire as a "Quotable Quote" in Reader's Digest (June 1934), but in response to the misattribution, Hall had been quoted in Saturday Review (11 May 1935), p. 13, as stating: I did not mean to imply that Voltaire used these words verbatim and should be surprised if they are found in any of his works. They are rather a paraphrase of Voltaire's words in the Essay on Tolerance — "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too."
The paragraph in which the statement first appears reads:
"On the Mind" [De l'Esprit by Helvétius] became not the success of the season, but one of the most famous books of the century. The men who had hated it and had not particularly loved Helvétius, flocked round him now. Voltaire forgave him all injuries, intentional or unintentional. 'What a fuss about an omelette!' he had exclaimed when he heard of the burning. How abominably unjust to persecute a man for such an airy trifle as that! 'I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,' was his attitude now.
The Friends of Voltaire (1906)

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