"The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Denis Diderot on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Denis Diderot on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Denis Diderot on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Denis Diderot on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Denis Diderot on Winston Churchill
"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."