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"Humane sentiments are baseless, mad, and improper; they are incredibly feeble; never do they withstand the gainsaying passions, never do they resist bare necessity." Marquis De Sade
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Pity   

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"It requires only two things to win credit for a miracle: a mountebank and a number of silly women" Marquis De Sade
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Miracles   

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"Wolves which batten upon lambs, lambs consumed by wolves, the strong who immolate the weak, the weak victims of the strong: there you have Nature, there you have her intentions, there you have her scheme: a perpetual action and reaction, a host of vices, a host of virtues, in one word, a perfect equilibrium resulting from the equality of good and evil on earth." Marquis De Sade
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Aggression   

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"Miserable creatures, thrown for a moment on the surface of this little pile of mud, is it decreed that one half of the flock should be the persecutor of the other? Is it for you, mankind, to pronounce on what is good and what is evil?" Marquis De Sade
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Persecution   

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"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
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Man   

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"Do not breed. Nothing gives less pleasure than childbearing. Pregnancies are damaging to health, spoil the figure, wither the charms, and it's the cloud of uncertainty forever hanging over these events that darkens a husband's mood." Marquis De Sade
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Health    Procreation   

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"Those laws, being forged for universal application, are in perpetual conflict with personal interest, just as personal interest is always in contradiction with the general interest. Good for society, our laws are very bad for the individuals whereof it is composed; for, if they one time protect the individual, they hinder, trouble, fetter him for three quarters of his life." Marquis De Sade
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Conflict    Law And Lawyers   

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

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"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
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Nature   

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"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
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Caprice    Imagination   

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"Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates." Marquis De Sade
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Creation   

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"Get it into your head once and for all, my simple and very fainthearted fellow, that what fools call humanness is nothing but a weakness born of fear and egoism; that this chimerical virtue, enslaving only weak men, is unknown to those whose character is formed by stoicism, courage, and philosophy." Marquis De Sade
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Compassion   

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"It is always by way of pain one arrives at pleasure." Marquis De Sade
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French Novelist    Pain   

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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
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Virginity   

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"Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination." Marquis De Sade
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French Novelist    Happiness   

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"Any punishment that does not correct, that can merely rouse rebellion in whoever has to endure it, is a piece of gratuitous infamy which makes those who impose it more guilty in the eyes of humanity, good sense and reason, nay a hundred times more guilty than the victim on whom the punishment is inflicted." Marquis De Sade
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Punishment   

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"Last night you were, unhinged. You were like some desperate, howling demon. You frightened me . . . Do it again." Marquis De Sade
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Night   

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

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"The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind" Marquis De Sade
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God   

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"In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice." Marquis De Sade
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French Novelist   

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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 . . ." Marquis De Sade
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Pleasure   





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