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Although a man may wear fine clothing, if he lives peacefully; and is good, self-possessed, has faith and is pure; read more

Although a man may wear fine clothing, if he lives peacefully; and is good, self-possessed, has faith and is pure; and if he does not hurt any living being, he is a holy man.

by Denis Diderot Found in: Faith Quotes,
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The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his read more

The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.

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Distance is a great promoter of admiration!

Distance is a great promoter of admiration!

by Denis Diderot Found in: Admiration Quotes,
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Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.

Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.

by Denis Diderot Found in: Passion Quotes,
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Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy

Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy

by Denis Diderot Found in: Skepticism Quotes,
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Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.

Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.

by Denis Diderot Found in: Literature Quotes,
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It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.

It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.

by Denis Diderot Found in: Humanity Quotes,
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No man has received from nature the right to give orders to others. Freedom is a gift from heaven, and read more

No man has received from nature the right to give orders to others. Freedom is a gift from heaven, and every individual of the same species has the right to enjoy it as soon as he is in enjoyment of his reason.

by Denis Diderot Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman with impunity in civilized societies.

There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman with impunity in civilized societies.

by Denis Diderot Found in: Men and women Quotes,
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Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.

Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.

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