Quotation by Marquis de Sade

The primary and most beautiful of Nature's qualities is motion, which agitates her at all times, but this motion is simply a perpetual consequence of crimes, she conserves it by means of crimes only.
Marquis de Sade (1740–1814), French author. Comte de Bressac, in Justine, ou les Malheurs de la Vertu, p. 520 (1791, 1991).
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