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Marquis de Sade
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Variant translation: "What fools call humanity is only a weakness born of fear and egoism; this chimerical virtue, enchaining only weak men, is unknown by those whose character is formed of stoicism, courage and philosophy" - The Thought and Themes of the Marquis de Sade: A Rearrangement of the Works of the Marquis de Sade (Ainsworth Press, 1971)


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Born: June 2, 1740

Died: December 2, 1814 (aged 74)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Novelist, noble, writer, poet, critic, philosopher

Bio: Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade was a French aristocrat, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer famous for his libertine sexuality and lifestyle. His works include novels, short stories, plays, dialogues, and political tracts; in his lifetime some were published under his own name, while others appeared anonymously and Sade denied being their author.

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