Facts about Marquis de Sade

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Marquis de Sade was a famous Novelist from France, who lived between June 2, 1740 and December 2, 1814. He/she became 74 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 37 quotes who is written / told by Marquis.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ward Beecher, H. C. Andersen, Henry W. Longfellow, Berthold Auerbach, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Smiles, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, William Ellery Channing, John Stuart Mill, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Charles Dickens, Napoleon Bonaparte, William Hazlitt, Benjamin Disraeli, Thomas Jefferson, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Johann Gottfried von Herder, V. Cousin, Alexandre Ledru-Rollin

Famous quotes by Marquis de Sade (37)


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"They declaim against the passions without bothering to think that it is from their flame philosophy lights its torch"
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"'Til the infallibility of human judgements shall have been proved to me, I shall demand the abolition of the penalty of death"
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"There is no more lively sensation than that of pain; its impressions are certain and dependable, they never deceive as may those of the pleasure women perpetually feign and almost never experience"
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"The ultimate triumph of philosophy would be to cast light upon the mysterious ways in which Providence moves to achieve the designs it has for man"
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"Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced"
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"Woman's destiny is to be wanton, like the bitch, the she-wolf; she must belong to all who claim her"
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"What is more immoral than war?"
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"The imagination is the spur of delights... all depends upon it, it is the mainspring of everything; now, is it not by means of the imagination one knows joy? Is it not of the imagination that the sharpest pleasures arise?"
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"The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind"
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"Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain"
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"So long as the laws remain such as they are today, employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so; but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public"
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"She had already allowed her delectable lover to pluck that flower which, so different from the rose to which it is nevertheless sometimes compared, has not the same faculty of being reborn each spring"
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""Sex" is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other"
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"Sensual excess drives out pity in man"
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"Religions are the cradles of despotism"
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"One weeps not save when one is afraid, and that is why kings are tyrants"
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"One is never so dangerous when one has no shame, than when one has grown too old to blush"
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"No lover, if he be of good faith, and sincere, will deny he would prefer to see his mistress dead than unfaithful"
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"Never lose sight of the fact that all human felicity lies in man's imagination, and that he cannot think to attain it unless he heeds all his caprices. The most fortunate of persons is he who has the most means to satisfy his vagaries"
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"Nature, who for the perfect maintenance of the laws of her general equilibrium, has sometimes need of vices and sometimes of virtues, inspires now this impulse, now that one, in accordance with what she requires"
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"Nature has not got two voices, you know, one of them condemning all day what the other commands"
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"My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved. Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others!"
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"Man's natural character is to imitate; that of the sensitive man is to resemble as closely as possible the person whom he loves. It is only by imitating the vices of others that I have earned my misfortunes"
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"Lust's passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tyrannizes"
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"Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust"
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"It is not my mode of thought that has caused my misfortunes, but the mode of thought of others"
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"It is always by way of pain one arrives at pleasure"
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"In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice"
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"I've already told you: the only way to a woman's heart is along the path of torment. I know none other as sure"
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"Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization"
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"Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination"
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"Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates"
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"Between understanding and faith immediate connections must subsist"
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"Are wars anything but the means whereby a nation is nourished, whereby it is strengthened, whereby it is buttressed?"
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"Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear"
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"All, all is theft, all is unceasing and rigorous competition in nature; the desire to make off with the substance of others is the foremost - the most legitimate - passion nature has bred into us and, without doubt, the most agreeable one"
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"All universal moral principles are idle fancies"


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