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Gaiety, a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Happiness
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The decisions of law courts should never be printed: in the long run, they form a counter authority to the law.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Law
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The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Death
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Good music is very close to primitive language.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Music
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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.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Freedom
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In order to shake a hypothesis, it is sometimes not necessary to do anything more than push it as far as it will go.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Theory
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There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman with impunity in civilized societies.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Men and Women
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Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Morality
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Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Passion
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There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Passion
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I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage, but I don't remember ever having seen one weep.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Acting
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Distance is a great promoter of admiration!
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Admiration
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The following general definition of an animal: a system of different organic molecules that have combined with one another, under the impulsion of a sensation similar to an obtuse and muffled sense of touch given to them by the creator of matter as a whole, until each one of them has found the most suitable position for its shape and comfort.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Animals
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It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Desire
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The arbitrary rule of a just and enlightened prince is always bad. His virtues are the most dangerous and the surest form of seduction: they lull a people imperceptibly into the habit of loving, respecting, and serving his successor, whoever that successor may be, no matter how wicked or stupid.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Despotism
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We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Truth
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The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Doctors
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Sentences are like sharp nails, which force truth upon our memories.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Justice
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Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Leadership
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