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Denis Diderot
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Biography : French philosopher, art critic and writer.
Born: 1713 - Died: 1784
Period:
18th century
Place of birth: France
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No man has received from nature the right to command others. Liberty is a gift from heaven.
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No man has received from nature the right to command others. Liberty is a gift from heaven.




Happiest are the people who give most happiness to others.
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Only the passions, the great passions, can lift the soul to the greatest things.
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There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.
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Let us hasten to make philosophy popular.
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Let us hasten to make philosophy popular.




Charity is a universal benevolence, and benevolence an habit of love.
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One can demand of me that I seek truth, but not that I must find it.
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Only a very bad theologian would confuse the certainty that follows revelation with the truths that are revealed. They are entirely different things.
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Time, matter, space — all, it may be, are no more than a point.
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Time, matter, space — all, it may be, are no more than a point.

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There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint.
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It has been said that love robs those who have it of their wit, and gives it to those who have none.
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From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step.
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All our virtues depend on the faculty of the senses, and on the degree to which external things affect us.
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Beware of anyone who wants to order things. To regulate is always to make oneself master of the others by hampering them.
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We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates.
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It has been said that love robs those who have it of their wit, and gives it to those who have none.
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Man was born to live with his fellow human beings.
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Distance is a great promoter of admiration!
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