Quotation by Marquis de Sade

Let us make no mistake about it, this propagation was never one of her laws, nothing she ever demanded of us, but at the very most something she tolerated; I have told you so. Why! what difference would it make to her were the race of men entirely to be extinguished upon earth, annihilated! she laughs at our pride when we persuade ourselves all would be over and done with were this misfortune to occur!
Marquis de Sade (1740–1814), French author. Dolmancé, in "Dialogue the Fifth," Philosophy in the Bedroom (1795).

Describing Nature's laws; real name is comte Donatian-Alphonse-François de Sade.
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