Quotation by Denis Diderot

Only passions, and great passions, can raise the soul to great things. Without them there is no sublimity, either in morals or in creativity. Art returns to infancy, and virtue becomes small- minded.
Denis Diderot (1713–1784), French philosopher, encyclopedist, dramatist, novelist, art critic. Philosophical Thoughts (Pensées philosophiques), first Pensées (1746).
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