The blood of Jesus Christ can cover a multitude of sins, it seems to me.

Denis Diderot

Denis Diderot

Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: French


The blood of Jesus Christ can cover a multitude of sins, it seems to me. Denis Diderot

Some suggestions for you :

It is very important not to mistake hemlock for parsley, but to believe or not believe in God is not important at all.

Bad company is as instructive as licentiousness. One makes up for the loss of one's innocence with the loss of one's prejudices.

Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.

Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.

We are all instruments endowed with feeling and memory. Our senses are so many strings that are struck by surrounding objects and that also frequently strike themselves.

All abstract sciences are nothing but the study of relations between signs.

The general interest of the masses might take the place of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action.

It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire.

We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates.

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.

If you want me to believe in God, you must make me touch him.

When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music.

Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.

The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.