Denis Diderot

1713 - 1784

A Quote by Denis Diderot

Ignorance is less remote from truth than prejudice.

Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784)

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A Quote by Denis Diderot on creativity, diligence, genius, nature, observation, reason, and reflection

Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.

Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784)

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A Quote by Denis Diderot on bitterness, lies, and truth

We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.

Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784)

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A Quote by Denis Diderot on age, genius, men, and present

Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.

Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784)

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A Quote by Denis Diderot

There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient about it.

Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784)

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A Quote by Denis Diderot on admiration

Distance is a great promoter of admiration!

Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784)

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A Quote by Denis Diderot on genius, madness, and men

Oh! how near are genius and madness! Men imprison them and chain them, or raise statues to them.

Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784)

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A Quote by Denis Diderot on complaints, justice, and virtue

Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey.

Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784)

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A Quote by Denis Diderot on facts, knowledge, nature, observation, and reflection

There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge. . . observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.

Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784)

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