Every man has his dignity. I'm willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion and not when someone else tells me to.
More Quotes from Denis Diderot:The first step towards philosophy is incredulity.
If there is one realm in which it is essential to be sublime, it is in wickedness. You spit on a petty thief, but you can't deny a kind of respect for the great criminal.
Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.
Distance is a great promoter of admiration.
See this egg. It is with this that all the schools of theology and all the temples of the earth are to be overturned.
The best mannered people make the most absurd lovers.
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I was very blessed with a good body. Never got hurt. Never was in the hospital. The only time I was in the hospital was when I would get exhausted a little bit, and go in for a check-up or something.
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