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.
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Copyright ©  2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
About PRIVACY POLICY Terms Careers Advertise with Us Contact Us Suggest a Word Help