Marquis de Sade quotes

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How delightful are the pleasures of the imagination! In those delectable moments, the whole world is ours; not a single creature r ...
Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any co ...
Wolves which batten upon lambs, lambs consumed by wolves, the strong who immolate the weak, the weak victims of the strong: there ...
There is no more lively sensation than that of pain; its impressions are certain and dependable, they never deceive as may those o ...
The more defects a man may have, the older he is, the less lovable, the more resounding his success.
The primary and most beautiful of Nature's qualities is motion, which agitates her at all times, but this motion is simply a perpe ...
There is no God, Nature sufficeth unto herself; in no wise hath she need of an author.
They declaim against the passions without bothering to think that it is from their flame philosophy lights its torch.
The imagination is the spur of delights ... all depends upon it, it is the mainspring of everything; now, is it not by means of th ...
O my friends, can there be an extravagance to equal that of imagining that a man must be a monster deserving to lose his life beca ...
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