Watch out for the fellow who talks about putting things in order! Putting things in order always means getting other people under your control.
Quote by Denis Diderot
Denis Diderot Quotes
Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.
There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.
People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you...
There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest...
Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.
There is no good father who would want to resemble our Heavenly Father.
My ideas are my whores.
We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates.
If there is one realm in which it is essential to be sublime, it is...
It is very important not to mistake hemlock for parsley, but to believe or not...
There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient about it.
Gratitude is a burden, and every burden is made to be shaken off.
Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We...
Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation, and lasts only as long as the...
It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is...
The first step towards philosophy is incredulity.
We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates
I can be expected to look for truth but not to find it
A man should never put on his best trousers when he goes out to battle...
And so you see I have come to doubt ~~ All that I once held...