Denis Diderot was a French philosopher and influential figure during the Age of Enlightenment. Diderot co-published the Encyclopédie, a revolutionary 35-volume collection of Enlightenment ideas on science, politics, religion, and economics.
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.
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
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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