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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#Nature 111
Denis Diderot#Nature 111
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter. Denis Diderot#Truth 78
Denis Diderot#Truth 78
A deist is someone who has not lived long enough to become an atheist. Denis Diderot#Religion 74
Denis Diderot#Religion 74
There is only one passion, the passion for happiness. Denis Diderot#Happy 70
Denis Diderot#Happy 70
Evil always turns up in this world through some genius or other. Denis Diderot#Evil 69
Denis Diderot#Evil 69
The world is the house of the strong. I shall not know until the end what I have lost or won in this place, in this vast gambling den where I have spent more than sixty years, dicebox in hand, shaking the dice. Denis Diderot#Gambling 69
Denis Diderot#Gambling 69
There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient about it. Denis Diderot#Inconvenient 68
Denis Diderot#Inconvenient 68
The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned. Denis Diderot#Death 65
Denis Diderot#Death 65
There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint. Denis Diderot#Change 65
Denis Diderot#Change 65
Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. Denis Diderot#Government 64
Denis Diderot#Government 64
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