More From Denis Diderot
- "Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it."
- "Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild."
- "If there is one realm in which it is essential to be sublime, it is in wickedness. You spit on a petty thief, but you can’t deny a kind of respect for the great criminal."