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.
Quote by Denis Diderot
Denis Diderot Quotes
Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.
Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of...
Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that...
It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is...
The God of the Christians is a father who makes much of his apples, and...
It is very important not to mistake hemlock for parsley, but to believe or not...
Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.
There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest...
Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.
Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those...
Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of...
You have to make it happen.
The first step towards philosophy is incredulity.
Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.
I can be expected to look for truth but not to find it
Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.
Every man has his dignity. I'm willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion...
One declaims endlessly against the passions; one imputes all of man's suffering to them. One...
His hands would plait the priest's guts, if he had no rope, to strangle kings.
Gratitude is a burden, and every burden is made to be shaken off.