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Quotation by Marquis de Sade
Belmor, in L'Histoire de Juliette, ou les ProspÃ©ritÃ©s du Vice (1797) Chigi, in L'Histoire de Juliette, ou les ProspÃ©ritÃ©s du Vice (1797) ClÃ©ment, in Justine, ou les Malheurs de la Vertu (1791) Comte de Bressac, in Justine, ou les Malheurs de la Vertu (1791, 1991) Cur-de-fer, in Justine, ou les Malheurs de la Vertu (1791)
Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear.
Marquis de Sade (1740–1814), French author. Chigi, in L'Histoire de Juliette, ou les Prospérités du Vice, pt. 4 (1797).
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