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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

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




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(French)



French
La charité est une bienveillance universelle ; et la bienveillance, une habitude d'aimer.




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Quotes for: love


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Quotes about love:


Where love rules, there is no will to power and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
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To live means to love, but above all, to love life.
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Love, love, all the rest is nothing.
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Intelligence has value only in the service of love.
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There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
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Love, and do what you will.
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Quotes for: habit


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Quotes for: habit


Custom is second nature.
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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.
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While love may overcome death, it happens that a small, mean habit can overcome love.
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Custom, then, is the great guide to human life.
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Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
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Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
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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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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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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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