More From Denis Diderot
- "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."
- "It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it."
- "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."
More In Happiness
- "Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others."― Henry Fielding
- "You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren’t happy in one place, chances are you won’t be happy anyplace."― Ernie Banks
- "This is true enough, but success is the next best thing to happiness, and if you can’t be happy as a success, it’s very unlikely that you would find a deeper, truer happiness in failure."― Michael Korda