- Voltaire's first epic fail was that he got kicked out of almost every city he was invited into.
- Voltaire did not notice that making fun of the leaders who had invited him into the countries would get him kicked out, and make the likeliness of his work being sold less in these countries
- Voltaire seemed not to realize that his actions indeed do affect his success
- Philosophical Letters compared the government in England with that of France. This book was banned from France and he was quickly forced to leave. It is an "epic fail" because it shows that Voltaire did not know how to keep himself from being kicked out of France. He let his arrogance invade his thought process.