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Denis Diderot

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Biography - Denis Diderot:

French philosopher, art critic and writer.
Born: 1713 - Died: 1784
Period:
18th century
Place of birth: France
France

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Only the passions, the great passions, can lift the soul to the greatest things.
Denis Diderot - Philosophical Thoughts




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Il n'y a que les passions et les grandes passions, qui puissent élever l'âme aux grandes choses.”
Denis Diderot - Pensées philosophiques

German
Nur Leidenschaften, große Leidenschaften, können die Seele zu großen Dingen erheben.”
Denis Diderot - Pensées philosophiques




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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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Happiest are the people who give most happiness to others.”
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There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.”
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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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