"To judge from the notions expounded by theologians, one must conclude that God created most men simply with a view to crowding hell."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Marquis de Sade on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Marquis de Sade on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Marquis de Sade on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Marquis de Sade on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Marquis de Sade on Mahatma Gandhi
"'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."