More From Denis Diderot
- "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."
- "Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things."
- "The general interest of the masses might take the place of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action."
More In Death
- "Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time."― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- "Pale Death beats equally at the poor man’s gate and at the palaces of kings."― Horace
- "Death unites as well as separates; it silences all paltry feeling."― Honore de Balzac