It is not my mode of thought that has caused my misfortunes, but the mode of thought of others.

Lust's passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tyrannizes.

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

In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.

One is never so dangerous when one has no shame, than when one has grown too old to blush.

Religions are the cradles of despotism.

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

Lycurgus, Numa, Moses, Jesus Christ, Mohammed, all these great rogues, all these great thought-tyrants, knew how to associate the divinities they fabricated with their own boundless ambition.