Quotes by Marquis de Sade, Aline et Valcour

Has not Nature proved, in giving us the strength necessary to submit them to our desires, that we have the right to do so?

Marquis de Sade, Aline et Valcour

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To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease.

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They didn't need men because they had each other, a significant other. It doesn't matter if the cat's in pants or pedal-pushers. I don't think we're supposed to fly solo.

Andrew Schneider

It is not enough to have knowledge, one must also apply it. It is not enough to have wishes, one must also accomplish.

Johann von Goethe

Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is always crude and distorted.

Ellen Glasgow

To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosohpy.

William Ralph Inge, 1920

Golf is the cruelest game, because eventually it will drag you out in front of the whole school, take your lunch money and slap you around.

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Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.

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