Quotation by Denis Diderot

Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad.
Denis Diderot (1713–1784), French philosopher. repr. In Selected Writings, ed. Lester G. Crocker (1966). Observations on the Drawing Up of Laws (1921).

Written 1774 for Catherine the Great.
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