"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."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Marquis de Sade on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Marquis de Sade on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Marquis de Sade on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Marquis de Sade on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Marquis de Sade on Mark Twain
"'Til the infallibility of human judgements shall have been proved to me, I shall demand the abolition of the penalty of death."
"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."
"To judge from the notions expounded by theologians, one must conclude that God created most men simply with a view to crowding hell."