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Denis Diderot's Profile

Brief about Denis Diderot: By info that we know Denis Diderot was born at 1970-01-01. And also Denis Diderot is French Editor.

Some Denis Diderot's quotes. Goto "Denis Diderot's quotation" section for more.

The pit of a theatre is the one place where the tears of virtuous and wicked men alike are mingled.

Tags: Men, Place, Theatre

There is no good father who would want to resemble our Heavenly Father.

Tags: Father, Good, Heavenly

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.

Tags: Creative, Nature, Reason

Bad company is as instructive as licentiousness. One makes up for the loss of one's innocence with the loss of one's prejudices.

Tags: Bad, Company, Makes

Evil always turns up in this world through some genius or other.

Tags: Evil, Genius, Turns

Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.

Tags: Genius, Men, Quality

Gratitude is a burden, and every burden is made to be shaken off.

Tags: Burden, Gratitude, Off

His hands would plait the priest's guts, if he had no rope, to strangle kings.

Tags: Guts, Hands, Kings

If you want me to believe in God, you must make me touch him.

Tags: God, Him, Touch

In order to shake a hypothesis, it is sometimes not necessary to do anything more than push it as far as it will go.

Tags: Far, Order, Sometimes

It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire.

Tags: Fact, Said, True

Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey.

Tags: Command, Justice, Virtue

Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad.

Tags: Bad, Good, Government

Only a very bad theologian would confuse the certainty that follows revelation with the truths that are revealed. They are entirely different things.

Tags: Bad, Confuse, Revelation

Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.

Tags: Patriotism, Society, Threat

People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you to death, and in this world you've got to keep your feet warm.

Tags: Away, Death, Hate

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

Tags: Force, Memory, Truth

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

Tags: Barbaric, Poetry, Wild

Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation, and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands prevails over that of those who obey.

Tags: Him, Power, Violence

Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.

Tags: Philosophy, Road, Step
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