I can be expected to look for truth but not to find it
Quote by Denis Diderot
There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest...
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little...
If you want me to believe in God, you must make me touch him.
We are all instruments endowed with feeling and memory. Our senses are so many strings...
The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many...
There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.
Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those...
No man has received from nature the right to command his fellow human beings.
Disturbances in society are never more fearful than when those who are stirring up the...
The best mannered people make the most absurd lovers.
You have to make it happen.
To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly. What a noble...
Good music is very close to primitive language.
Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that...
Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African...
Sentences are like sharp nails, which force truth upon our memories.
All abstract sciences are nothing but the study of relations between signs.
The first step towards philosophy is incredulity.
There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman...
Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.