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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

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.



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.

German
Kein Mensch hat von der Natur das Recht erhalten, den anderen zu gebieten. Die Freiheit ist ein Geschenk des Himmels.




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Quotes for: heaven


Quotes

Quotes about heaven:


There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.






They change the sky, not their soul, who run across the sea.





I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.





Look up to the sky. You'll never find rainbows if you’re looking down.





Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and reverence, the more often and more steadily one reflects on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.





My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.











Quotes for: freedom


Quotes

Quotes about freedom:


People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.





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.





"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."





There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.





This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.





Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.











Quotes for: others


Quotes

Quotes about others:


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





Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.





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.





If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.





Let the other side be heard as well.
Seneca  





Whoever is happy will make others happy too.











Quotes for: Man


Quotes

Quotes about man, all human beings:


No man is weak by choice.





Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.





The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.





Man is the future of man.





Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.





We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
  











Quotes

Denis Diderot also said...


Happiest are the people who give most happiness to others.





Only the passions, the great passions, can lift the soul to the greatest things.





There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.





Let us hasten to make philosophy popular.





Charity is a universal benevolence, and benevolence an habit of love.





One can demand of me that I seek truth, but not that I must find it.












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