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15 Famous Quotes by Denis Diderot
10/5/1713 - 7/31/1784
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The first step towards philosophy is incredulity.

Philosophy Quotes, by Denis Diderot , Source: Last Conversation

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Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy

Skepticism Quotes, by Denis Diderot

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Distance is a great promoter of admiration!

Admiration Quotes, by Denis Diderot

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In order to shake a hypothesis, it is sometimes not necessary to do anything more than push it as far as it will go.

Theory Quotes, by Denis Diderot

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In order to shake a hypothesis, it is sometimes not necessary to do anything more than push it as far as it will go.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Denis Diderot

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The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.

Death / immortality Quotes, by Denis Diderot

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It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.

Humanity Quotes, by Denis Diderot

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Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.

Literature Quotes, by Denis Diderot

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Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.

Maxim Quotes, by Denis Diderot

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There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman with impunity in civilized societies.

Men and women Quotes, by Denis Diderot

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No man has received from nature the right to give orders to others. Freedom is a gift from heaven, and every individual of the same species has the right to enjoy it as soon as he is in enjoyment of his reason.

Perspective Quotes, by Denis Diderot

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There is only one step from fanaticism to barbarism.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Denis Diderot

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Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Denis Diderot

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I have only a small flickering light to guide me in the darkness of a thick forest. Up comes a theologian and blows it out.

Society Quotes, by Denis Diderot

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When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Denis Diderot

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