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Denis Diderot

Quote of Denis Diderot - Charity is a universal benevolence, and...

Biography - Denis Diderot:

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

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




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

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Quotes for: love


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.

Love, love, all the rest is nothing.

We have need of morality only for want of love.

To live means to love, but above all, to love life.

Intelligence has value only in the service of love.

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.

Quotes for: habit


Quotes for: habit

Custom is second nature.

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.

While love may overcome death, it happens that a small, mean habit can overcome love.

Powerful indeed is the empire of habit.

Custom, then, is the great guide to human life.

Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.


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.

There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.

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.

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