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Marquis de Sade
(1740-1814) born on
Jun 02
French novelist. He was the author of erotic writings that gave rise to the term sadism; wrote "Justine."
         
   
F
Nature, who for the perfect maintenance of the laws of her general equilibrium, has sometimes need of vices and sometimes of virtues, inspires now this impulse, now that one, in accordance with what she requires.

R
The imagination is the spur of delights. . . all depends upon it, it is the mainspring of everything; now, is it not by means of the imagination one knows joy? Is it not of the imagination that the sharpest pleasures arise?
A
All universal moral principles are idle fancies.
N
Every principle is a judgment, every judgment the outcome of experience, and experience is only acquired by the exercise of the senses . . .
K
The more defects a man may have, the older he is, the less lovable, the more resounding his success.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Dolmancé, in Philosophy in the Bedroom, "Dialogue the Seventh" (1795).
R: Dolmancé, in Philosophy in the Bedroom, "Dialogue the Third" (1795).
A: The 120 Days of Sodom."
N: Dolmancé, in Philosophy in the Bedroom, "Dialogue the Fifth: Yet Another Effort, Frenchmen, If You Would Become Republicans" (1795).
K: Clément, in Justine, ou les Malheurs de la Vertu (1791).
   


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