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

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

Related topics: Fitness

What is more immoral than war?
- 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

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

 

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

'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

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

Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates.
- 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 is never so dangerous when one has no shame,
than when one has grown too old to blush.
- Marquis de Sade

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

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

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

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

All universal moral principles are idle fancies.
- 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 more defects a man may have, the older he is,
the less lovable, the more resounding his success.
- Marquis de Sade

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

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

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

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

Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.
- 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

Religions are the cradles of despotism.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering
is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be the Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Dance Lightly With Life:
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
soar your spirit,
unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Set Life's Rhythm with Your Heart-Drum
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As the evening beckons with the promise of tomorrow...
may your gratitude rise up and with strength answer, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life expands to fill your dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The cleansing fire of Spirit
consumes the troubles of this world.
Feed your concerns to the fire.
Breathe deeply and rejoice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart


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