"People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you to death, and in this world you've got to keep your feet warm."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Denis Diderot on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Denis Diderot on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Denis Diderot on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Denis Diderot on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Denis Diderot on Helen Keller
"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."