Quotation Explorer - 'Marquis De Sade'

Conversation, like certain portions of the anatomy, always runs more smoothly when lubricated. - Marquis de Sade
I want to be the victim of his errors. - Marquis de Sade
Let us give ourselves indiscriminately to everything our passions suggest, and we will always be happy…Conscience is not the voice of Nature but only the voice of prejudice. - Marquis de Sade
There is no God, Nature sufficeth unto herself; in no wise hath she need of an author. - Marquis de Sade
...that tender compunction of the honest-minded, so different from the hateful intoxication of criminals... - Marquis de Sade
To judge from the notions expounded by theologians, one must conclude that God created most men simply with a view to crowding hell. - Marquis de Sade
Anything beyond the limits and grasp of the human mind is either illusion or futility; and because your god having to be one or the other of the two, in the first instance I should be mad to believe in him, and in the second a fool. - Marquis de Sade
There is no more lively sensation than that of pain; its impressions are certain and dependable, they never deceive as may those of the pleasure women perpetually feign and almost never experience. - Marquis de Sade
In order to know virtue, we must acquaint ourselves with vice. Only then can we know the true measure of a man. - Marquis de Sade
Fuck! Is one expected to be a gentleman when one is stiff? - Marquis de Sade
Are your convictions so fragile that mine cannot stand in opposition to them? Is your God so illusory that the presence of my Devil reveals his insufficiency? - Marquis de Sade
Self-interest lies behind all that men do, forming the important motive for all their actions; this rule has never deceived me - Marquis de Sade
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