Claude Adrien Helvetius

1715 - 1771

A Quote by Claude Adrien Helvetius on genius

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Genius is nothing but continued attention.

Claude Adrien Helvetius (1715 - 1771)

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A Quote by Claude Adrien Helvetius on action, motives, passion, and principles

Every man without passion has within him no principle of action, nor motive of act.

Claude Adrien Helvetius (1715 - 1771)

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A Quote by Claude Adrien Helvetius on books, certainty, insults, nations, reading, and slavery

To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.

Claude Adrien Helvetius (1715 - 1771)

Source: De L'Homme, Vol. 1, sec. 4.

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A Quote by Claude Adrien Helvetius on desires, glory, happiness, honor, humanity, inspiration, justice, love, men, and virtue

There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors. . . . But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity.

Claude Adrien Helvetius (1715 - 1771)

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