Denis Diderot Quotes (170 quotes)
“One can fool some men, or fool all men in some places and times, but one cannot fool all men in all places and ages.”
Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers vol. 4 (1754)
Dithrambe sur Fête des Rois (ca. 1780)
“If your little savage were left to himself and to his native blindness, he would in time join the infant's reasoning to the grown man's passion—he would strangle his father and sleep with his mother.”
Rameau's Nephew (1762) (translated by Jacques Barzun and Ralph H. Bowen)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsDenis Diderot
Born: October 5, 1713
Died: July 31, 1784 (aged 70)
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.