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Denis Diderot

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Biography - Denis Diderot:

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

There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.



(French, German)

Il n'y a qu'une passion, celle d'être heureux.

Es gibt nur eine Leidenschaft, nämlich glücklich zu sein.

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Quotes for: happiness


Quotes about happiness:

I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.

A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.

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

Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.

Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.

Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.

Quotes for: passion


Quotes about passion:

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.

All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.

Nothing great has ever been accomplished without passion.

The time at our disposal each day is elastic the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.

To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.

Intelligence is the eye of the soul, not its strength. Its strength is in the heart, that is, in the passions.


Denis Diderot also said...

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.

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

Let us hasten to make philosophy popular.

We swallow with one gulp the lie that flatters us, and drink drop by drop the truth which is bitter to us.

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

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