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Denis Diderot
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In French: "Nous avons trois moyens principaux: l'observation de la nature, la réflexion et l'expérience. L'observation recueille les faits, la réflexion les combine, l'expérience vérifie le résultat de la combinaison." - Pensées sur l'interprétation de la nature (1751), XV.
Denis Diderot
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On Women (1772), as translated in Selected Writings (1966) edited by Lester G. Crocker
Denis Diderot
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As quoted in Dictionary of Foreign Quotations (1980) by Mary Collison, Robert L. Collison, p. 235
Denis Diderot
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Will, Freedom - Elements of Physiology (1875)
Denis Diderot
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As quoted in Thesaurus of Epigrams: A New Classified Collection of Witty Remarks, Bon Mots and Toasts (1942) by Edmund Fuller


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Born: October 5, 1713

Died: July 31, 1784 (aged 70)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Editor

Bio: Denis Diderot was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer. He was a prominent person during the Enlightenment and is best known for serving as co-founder and chief editor of and contributor to the Encyclopédie.

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