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Marquis de Sade

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Conversation, like certain portions of the anatomy, always runs more smoothly when lubricated.

— Marquis de Sade

#conversation #diplomacy #communication

Fuck! Is one expected to be a gentleman when one is stiff?

— Marquis de Sade

#sadism #sex #humor

Sexual pleasure is, I agree, a passion to which all others are subordinate but in which they all unite.

— 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

#avarice #cruelty #fluid #founded #lends

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

— Marquis de Sade

#god #hath #herself #nature #need

Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain

— Marquis de Sade


The reasoning man who scorns the prejudices of simpletons necessarily becomes the enemy of simpletons; he must expect as much, and laugh at the inevitable.

— Marquis de Sade


Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced.

— Marquis de Sade

#asks #body #church #nature #reverenced

Let us give ourselves indiscriminately to everything our passions suggest, and we will always be happy…Conscience is not the voice of Nature but only the voice of prejudice.

— Marquis de Sade

#nature #passions #nature

Are your convictions so fragile that mine cannot stand in opposition to them? Is your God so illusory that the presence of my Devil reveals his insufficiency?

— Marquis de Sade

#philosophy #religion #life

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Alternating title usage indicates that titular hierarchy (below duc et pair) was notional; theoretically the marquis title was granted to noblemen owning several countships but its use by men of dubious lineage caused its disrepute. He was arrested there and imprisoned in the Château de Vincennes. Similarly Camille Paglia argued that Sade can be best understood as a satirist responding "point by point" to Rousseau's claims that society inhibits and corrupts mankind's innate goodness: Sade wrote in the aftermath of the French Revolution when Rousseauist Jacobins instituted the bloody Reign of Terror.

Donatien Alphonse François Marquis de Sade (French: [maʁki də sad]; 2 June 1740 – 2 December 1814) was a French aristocrat revolutionary politician philosopher and writer famous for his libertine sexuality and lifestyle. He was a proponent of extreme freedom unrestrained by morality religion or law. During the French Revolution he was an elected delegate to the National Convention.

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