Marquis de Sade quotes

  • Lust's passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tyrannizes.
  • Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain.
  • In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.
  • It is not my mode of thought that has caused my misfortunes, but the mode of thought of others.
  • All universal moral principles are idle fancies.
  • Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates.
  • What is more immoral than war?
  • Sensual excess drives out pity in man.
  • Variety, multiplicity are the two most powerful vehicles of lust.
  • Religions are the cradles of despotism.


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