Rule, specialized in France from that time period, George and Boller page 95 assert that there are no evidences that the King has ever said that. However, Louis XIV, an absolutist, certainly believed those words misattributed to him. And would he have talked so disrespectfully of Clemmie, who is generally thought to have been a lifelong Liberal?
There is no evidence that Galileo stubbornly whispered these defiant words after being forced by the Inquisition in to abjure his belief that the earth revolved around the sun. Voltaire was not impressed with the book; but civil and ecclesiastical authorities were highly incensed by it. The book was condemned by the Parlement of Paris, attacked by the Pope, censured by the Sorbonne, publicly burned by the hangman, and its privilege of publication revoked.
here Some militant atheist sites use this quote to attack religion and to show an allegedly antitheism by John Adams, one of the Founding Fathers and second U. A reference work that sifts through hundreds of misquotations, wrong attributions, and blatant fabrications to reveal the origins of famous quotes.
An entertaining and yet thought-provoking book that sifts through hundreds of misquotations, incorrect attributions, and blatant fabrications to reveal the origins of the quotes and why they should be confined to the 'They Never Said It' file.
Boller and George's ultimate 'debunking' reference work sets straight several historical records, proving amongst other things that 'Let them eat cake' was a well-worn phrase long before Marie Antoinette was born that although W. Fields fervently believed 'Anybody who hates children and dogs can't be all bad', credit for the quote must go to someone introducing Fields at a dinner party.
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