"Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Marquis de Sade on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Marquis de Sade on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Marquis de Sade on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Marquis de Sade on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Marquis de Sade on Ernest Hemingway
"'Til the infallibility of human judgements shall have been proved to me, I shall demand the abolition of the penalty of death."
"There is no more lively sensation than that of pain its impressions are certain and dependable, they never deceive as may those of the pleasure women perpetually feign and almost never experience."
"No lover, if he be of good faith, and sincere, will deny he would prefer to see his mistress dead than unfaithful."
"Between understanding and faith immediate connections must subsist."
"Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced."