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In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice. ...
by Marquis de Sade

In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.
- Marquis de Sade

Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced.
- Marquis de Sade

They declaim against the passions without bothering
to think that it is from their flame philosophy lights its torch.
- Marquis de Sade

I've already told you: the only way to a woman's heart
is along the path of torment.
I know none other as sure.
- Marquis de Sade

 

One weeps not save when one is afraid,
and that is why kings are tyrants.
- Marquis de Sade

'Til the infallibility of human judgements shall have been proved to me,
I shall demand the abolition of the penalty of death.
- Marquis de Sade

"Sex" is as important as eating or drinking and we
ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with
as little restraint or false modesty as the other.
- Marquis de Sade

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It is always by way of pain one arrives at pleasure.
- Marquis de Sade

Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain.
- Marquis de Sade

What is more immoral than war?
- Marquis de Sade

All universal moral principles are idle fancies.
- Marquis de Sade

The more defects a man may have, the older he is,
the less lovable, the more resounding his success.
- Marquis de Sade

My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved.
Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who
adopts a manner of thinking for others!
- Marquis de Sade

The ultimate triumph of philosophy would be to cast
light upon the mysterious ways in which Providence
moves to achieve the designs it has for man.
- Marquis de Sade

Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates.
- Marquis de Sade

No lover, if he be of good faith, and sincere,
will deny he would prefer to see his mistress dead than unfaithful.
- Marquis de Sade

Between understanding and faith immediate connections must subsist.
- Marquis de Sade

One is never so dangerous when one has no shame,
than when one has grown too old to blush.
- Marquis de Sade

The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind.
- Marquis de Sade

Woman's destiny is to be wanton, like the bitch,
the she-wolf; she must belong to all who claim her.
- Marquis de Sade

Variety, multiplicity are the two most powerful vehicles of lust.
- Marquis de Sade

Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life;
it supports them all,
lends strength to them all ambition,
cruelty,
avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.
- Marquis de Sade

Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.
- Marquis de Sade

Are wars anything but the means whereby a nation is nourished,
whereby it is strengthened, whereby it is buttressed?
- Marquis de Sade

Religions are the cradles of despotism.
- Marquis de Sade

It is not my mode of thought that has caused my misfortunes,
but the mode of thought of others.
- Marquis de Sade

Lust's passion will be served; it demands,
it militates, it tyrannizes.
- Marquis de Sade

Nature has not got two voices, you know,
one of them condemning all day what the other commands.
- Marquis de Sade

To judge from the notions expounded by theologians,
one must conclude that God created most men simply
with a view to crowding hell.
- Marquis de Sade

There is no God, Nature sufficeth unto herself;
in no wise hath she need of an author.
- Marquis de Sade

Sensual excess drives out pity in man.
- Marquis de Sade

Truth titillates the imagination far less than fiction.
- Marquis de Sade

Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue;
but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other,
and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.
- Marquis de Sade

The primary and most beautiful of Nature's qualities is motion,
which agitates her at all times, but this motion is
simply a perpetual consequence of crimes,
she conserves it by means of crimes only.
- Marquis de Sade

She had already allowed her delectable lover to pluck that flower which,
so different from the rose to which it is nevertheless sometimes compared,
has not the same faculty of being reborn each spring.
- Marquis de Sade

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?
- Marquis de Sade

Man's natural character is to imitate;
that of the sensitive man is to resemble as closely
as possible the person whom he loves.
It is only by imitating the vices of others that I
have earned my misfortunes.
- Marquis de Sade

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.
- Marquis de Sade

There is no more lively sensation than that of pain;
its impressions are certain and dependable,
they never deceive as may those of the pleasure women
perpetually feign and almost never experience.
- Marquis de Sade

Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions?
Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the
strongest legalism in any country you like and you
will see that it is only when the laws are silent that
the greatest actions appear.
- Marquis de Sade

All, all is theft, all is unceasing and rigorous competition in nature;
the desire to make off with the substance of others is the foremost -
the most legitimate -
passion nature has bred into us and,
without doubt, the most agreeable one.
- Marquis de Sade

So long as the laws remain such as they are today,
employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so;
but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves
for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public.
- Marquis de Sade

Never lose sight of the fact that all human felicity
lies in man's imagination,
and that he cannot think to attain it unless he heeds all his caprices.
The most fortunate of persons is he who has the most
means to satisfy his vagaries.
- Marquis de Sade

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Never be fooled into believing that
there is one speck out of order.
- Byron Katie

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

In all chaos there is a cosmos,
in all disorder a secret order.
- Carl Jung

We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

There is so much we can never know.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
There is much that we do not have to know
in order to live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

In order to discover new lands,
one must be willing to lose sight
of the shore for a very long time.
- Anonymous

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

The mind of man is continuously unfolding
into a greater recognition of its real plan
in the creative order of the Universe.
- Ernest Holmes

Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour
when every one has to throw off his mask?
Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked?
Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight
in order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it?
I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others
that at last their true nature could not reveal itself;...
In every man there is something which to a certain degree
prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to himself;
and this may be the case in so high a degree,
he may be so inexplicably woven into relationships of life
which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself.
But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love,
and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill nothing,
and everyone who promises too much is in danger of
using evil means in order to carry out his promises,
and is already on the road to perdition.
- Carl Jung

The very nature of the world is constant change.
You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it;
then the assumptions on which you
based your plan change - they always do.
The challenge is to retain your goals
while adapting your tactics.
Relax and stay flexible in order to reach
your goals and maintain your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most unhappiness comes from resisting life.
Occasionally, you have such a strong commitment
to changing the world order that it is worth
struggling against the flow of life.
But don't live your life as if each minor happening
were a matter of life and death.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I want to share with you the three rules
that I have in order to accept an apprentice.
Rule Number 1: Don't believe me.
I don't want you to believe me
but I want you to listen and make choices - your choices.
If what I say, doesn't work for you, leave it.
But if it works for you and that's what you want, then make it yours.
Rule Number 2: Don't believe yourself.
Why? Because most of your belief system is a lie - it's not true.
And by believing yourself, you create all the limitations
that don't allow you to be what you really are.
Don't believe yourself. Listen to what you say,
listen to what you think, listen to what you believe.
And when you listen, open your ears, open your mind,
open your intelligence and make choices.
Rule 3 is, don't believe anybody else.
Don't believe them at all.
Open your ears and your mind; listen and make choices.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction
because of the variety of factors in operation,
not because of any lack of order in nature.
- Albert Einstein

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
- Charles de Gaulle

In order to be happy with a man,
you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot
and not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland

If in the least particular, one could
derange the order of nature,
who would accept the gift of life?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love,
trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity.
The order varies for any given year.
- Paul Sweeney

Stonehenge was built possibly by the Minoans.
It presents one of man's first attempts to order his
view of the outside world.
- Stephen Gardiner

That's what keeps me going: dreaming,
inventing, then hoping and dreaming some more in order to keep dreaming.
- Joseph Barbera

I don't build in order to have clients.
I have clients in order to build.
- Ayn Rand

Never order food in excess of your body weight.
- Erma Bombeck


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