Quotation by Marquis de Sade

You have wished to give her good manners, as if a young girl's happiness were not inseparable from debauchery and immorality, as if the happiest of all women had not incontestably to be she most in filth and libertinage, she who most and best defies every prejudice and who most laughs reputation to scorn.
Marquis de Sade (1740–1814), French author. Dolmancé, in "Dialogue the Seventh," Philosophy in the Bedroom (1795).

Real name: Comte Donatien-Alphonse-François.
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