Gratitude is a burden, and every burden is made to be shaken off
Quote by Denis Diderot
Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African...
There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.
Evil always turns up in this world through some genius or other.
I can be expected to look for truth but not to find it
All abstract sciences are nothing but the study of relations between signs.
People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you...
Sentences are like sharp nails, which force truth upon our memories.
My ideas are my whores.
Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those...
The decisions of law courts should never be printed: in the long run, they form...
The blood of Jesus Christ can cover a multitude of sins, it seems to me.
It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.
Women swallow at one mouthful the lie that flatters, and drink drop by drop the...
No man has received from nature the right to command his fellow human beings.
Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.
There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman...
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little...
Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.
Good music is very close to primitive language.
Every man has his dignity. I'm willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion...