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Diderot Penses Philosophiques Quotes & Sayings
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If there is one realm in which it is essential to be sublime, it is in wickedness. You spit on a petty thief, but you can't deny a kind of respect for the great criminal.
The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population.
It is very important not to mistake hemlock for parsley, but to believe or not believe in God is not important at all.
The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.
Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey
The blood of Jesus Christ can cover a multitude of sins, it seems to me.
Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.
Bad company is as instructive as licentiousness. One makes up for the loss of one's innocence with the loss of one's prejudices.
Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy
There is no good father who would want to resemble our Heavenly Father.
Gratitude is a burden, and every burden is made to be shaken off.
The decisions of law courts should never be printed: in the long run, they form a counter authority to the law.
From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step.
I can be expected to look for truth but not to find it
When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years.
There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.
To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly. What a noble aim is that of the zealot who tortures himself like a madman in order to desire nothing, love nothing, feel nothing, and who, if he succeeded, would end up a complete monster!
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...
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.
There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint.
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