Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Beers&Books CXXXVII – Denis Diderot

We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us,
but we sip only little by little
at a truth we find bitter.
Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.
The Christian religion teaches us
to imitate a God that is cruel, insidious, jealous,
and implacable in his wrath.
Watch out for the fellow
who talks about putting things in order!
Putting things in order always means
getting other people under your control.
No man has received from nature the right
to command his fellow human beings.

Denis Diderot ( 5 October 1713 –  31 July 1784)

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