"Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Denis Diderot on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Denis Diderot on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Denis Diderot on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Denis Diderot on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Denis Diderot on Thomas Paine
"When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music."
"Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth."
"When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years."
"The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find."
"There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint."