Marquis de Sade


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  • ''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 (1740-1814), French author. The Misfortunes of Virtue (1787). Opening lines; real name is comte Donatian-Alphonse-François de Sade.
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  • ''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 (1740-1814), French author. "The Mystified Magistrate," (written 1787), first published in Historiettes, Contes et Fabliaux (1926).
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  • ''It is only by enlarging the scope of one's tastes and one's fantasies, by sacrificing everything to pleasure, that that unfortunate individual called man, thrown despite himself into this sad world, can succeed in gathering a few roses among life's thorns.''
    Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), French author. "To Libertines," Philosophy in the Bedroom (1795).
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