Marquis de Sade Quotes
Marquis de Sade
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You say that my way of thinking cannot be tolerated? What of it? The man who alters his way of thinking to suit others is a fool. My way of thinking is the result of my reflections. It is part of my inner being, the way I am made. I do not contradict them, and would not even if I wished to. For my system, which you disapprove of, is also my greatest comfort in life, the source of all my happiness --- it means more to me than my life itself.
To judge from the notions expounded by theologians, one must conclude that God created most men simply with a view to crowding hell.
Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain.