You are perfectly right, Sire. A wise and courageous prince, with money, troops, and laws, can perfectly well govern men without the aid of religion, which was made only to deceive them; but the stupid people would soon make one for themselves, and as long as there are fools and rascals there will be religions.

Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer [pseud. of Francois-Marie Arouet]
Letter to Frederick II (5 Jan 1767)
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