Quotation by Denis Diderot

The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.
Denis Diderot (1713–1784), French philosopher. repr. In Selected Writings, ed. Lester G. Crocker (c. 1966). Elements of Physiology, "Death," (written 1774-1780, published 1875).
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