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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

Happiest are the people who give most happiness to others.




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Translation

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French
L'homme le plus heureux est celui qui fait le bonheur d'un plus grand nombre d'autres.

German
Der glücklichste Mensch ist derjenige, der die mehresten glücklich macht.




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One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.

To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.

To make another happy, is to deserve to be happy one's self.

It is very true that we ought to think of the happiness of others; but it is not often enough said that the best thing we can do for those who love us is to be happy ourselves.

My happiness is to increase other people's. To be happy myself I need the happiness of all.




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A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.
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Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.
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Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.
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If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.
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Let the other side be heard as well.
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Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
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The best means of learning to know oneself is seeking to understand others.
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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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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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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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