The sole reasonable part in a ridiculous age

From a May 21, 1760 letter of Voltaire’s to d’Alembert:

Mon cher philosophe, somme totale la philosophie de Démocrite est la seule bonne. Le seul parti raisonnable dans un siècle ridicule, c’est de rire de tout….

My dear philosopher, the sum total of Democritus’ philosophy is the sole good. The sole reasonable part in a ridiculous age is to laugh at everything.

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