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.
Quote by Denis Diderot
Evil always turns up in this world through some genius or other.
People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you...
I can be expected to look for truth but not to find it
There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.
Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation, and lasts only as long as the...
Every man has his dignity. I'm willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion...
If you want me to believe in God, you must make me touch him.
Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.
The blood of Jesus Christ can cover a multitude of sins, it seems to me.
No man has received from nature the right to command his fellow human beings.
Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We...
Only a very bad theologian would confuse the certainty that follows revelation with the truths...
Good music is very close to primitive language.
The first step towards philosophy is incredulity.
Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.
Sentences are like sharp nails, which force truth upon our memories.
There is no good father who would want to resemble our Heavenly Father.
When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on...
Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.
You have to make it happen.