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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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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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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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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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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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When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye read more

When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music.

by Denis Diderot Found in: Miscellaneous 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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Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.

Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.

by Denis Diderot Found in: Maxim 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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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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