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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

Quote

No man has received from nature the right to command others. Liberty is a gift from heaven.
Denis Diderot - Encyclopédie



Note  

Note




Source: Encyclopédie:

Wikisource - Diderot - Encyclopedie 1ere edition tome 1 (fr)




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Aucun homme n'a reçu de la nature le droit de commander aux autres. La liberté est un présent du ciel.”
Denis Diderot - Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers

German
Kein Mensch hat von der Natur das Recht erhalten, den anderen zu gebieten. Die Freiheit ist ein Geschenk des Himmels.”
Denis Diderot - Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers




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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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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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