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Denis Diderot Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Aug 2020
Denis Diderot Topics
All abstract sciences are nothing but the study of relations between signs.
Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest
Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
Although a man may wear fine clothing, if he lives peacefully; and is good, self-possessed, has faith and is pure; and if he does not hurt any living being, he is a holy man...
Women swallow at one mouthful the lie that flatters, and drink drop by drop the truth that is bitter.
There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge. . . observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.
I can be expected to look for truth but not to find it
Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad.
There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint.
When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music.
Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.
Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
It is very important not to mistake hemlock for parsley, but to believe or not believe in God is not important at all.
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