Best Quotes by Denis Diderot (Top 10)

  1. Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
  2. From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step.
  3. We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
  4. All things must be examined, debated, investigated without exception and without regard for anyone's feelings.
  5. Scepticism is the first step towards truth.
  6. Happiest are the people who give most happiness to others
  7. A nation which thinks that it is belief in God and not good law which makes people honest does not seem to me very advanced.
  8. Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.
  9. One declaims endlessly against the passions; one imputes all of man's suffering to them. One forgets that they are also the source of all his pleasures.
  10. Every man has his dignity. I'm willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion and not when someone else tells me to.

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