Either kill me or take me as I am, because I'll be damned if I ever change.
My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved. Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others!
It is only by way of pain one arrives at pleasure
In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.
Fuck! Is one expected to be a gentleman when one is stiff?
We are no guiltier in following the primative impulses that govern us than is the Nile for her floods or the sea for her waves.
Sexual pleasure is, I agree, a passion to which all others are subordinate but in which they all unite.
What does one want when one is engaged in the sexual act? That everything around you give you its utter attention, think only of you, care only for you...every man wants to be a tyrant when he fornicates.
Certain souls may seem harsh to others, but it is just a way, beknownst only to them, of caring and feeling more deeply.
There is no God, Nature sufficeth unto herself; in no wise hath she need of an author.
To judge from the notions expounded by theologians, one must conclude that God created most men simply with a view to crowding hell.
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.
If it is the dirty element that gives pleasure to the act of lust, then the dirtier it is, the more pleasurable it is bound to be.
Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced.
All universal moral principles are idle fancies.
Sex without pain is like food without taste
Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain
The man who alters his way of thinking to suit others is a fool.
Sex'' is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other
The only way to a woman's heart is along the path of torment.
I want to be the victim of his errors.
What we are doing here is only the image of what we would like to do.
It is not my mode of thought that has caused my misfortunes, but the mode of thought of others.
I don't know what the heart is, not I: I only use the word to denote the mind's frailties.
The reasoning man who scorns the prejudices of simpletons necessarily becomes the enemy of simpletons; he must expect as much, and laugh at the inevitable.
Religions are the cradles of despotism.
My passions, concentrated on a single point, resemble the rays of a sun assembled by a magnifying glass: they immediately set fire to whatever object they find in their way.
One must do violence to the object of one's desire; when it surrenders, the pleasure is greater.
True happiness lies in the senses, and virtue gratifies none of them.
Can we become other than what we are?
Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates.
Love Is Stronger Than Pride
I've already told you: the only way to a woman's heart is along the path of torment. I know none other as sure.
Happiness is an abstraction, it is a product of the imagination, it is a way of being moved, which depends entirely on our way of seeing and feeling.
Let us give ourselves indiscriminately to everything our passions suggest, and we will always be happy…Conscience is not the voice of Nature but only the voice of prejudice.
It is always by way of pain one arrives at pleasure.
Nature has endowed each of us with a capacity for kindly feelings: let us not squander them on others.
In order to know virtue, we must acquaint ourselves with vice. Only then can we know the true measure of a man.
The completest submissiveness is your lot, and that is all;
Life is a bitch so enjoy it ;p
Were he supreme, were he mighty, were he just, were he good, this God you tell me about, would it be through enigmas and buffooneries he would wish to teach me to serve and know him?
I assumed that everything must yield to me, that the entire universe had to flatter my whims, and that I had the right to satisfy them at will.
Variety, multiplicity are the two most powerful vehicles of lust.
Crime is to the passions what nervous fluid is to life: it sustains them, it supplies their strength.
Truth titillates the imagination far less than fiction.
The law which attempts a man's life [capital punishment] is impractical, unjust, inadmissible. It has never repressed crime--for a second crime is every day committed at the foot of the scaffold.
The impossibility of outraging nature is the greatest anguish man can know.
Fear not lest precautions and protective contrivances diminish your pleasure: mystery only adds thereto.
The past encourages me, the present electrifies me, and I have little fear for the future; and my hope is that the rest of my life shall by far surpass the extravagances of my youth.
One has always had too much when one has had enough
It has been estimated that more than 50 million individuals have lost their lives to wars and religious massacres. Is there even one among them worth the blood of a single bird?
The reasoning man who rejects the superstitions of simpletons necessarily becomes their enemy; he must expect as much and be prepared to laugh at the consequences.
Oh! my friend, never seek to corrupt the person whom you love, it can go further than you think...
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.
My vengeance needs blood.
It is only by sacrificing everything to sensual pleasure that this being known as Man, cast into the world in spite of himself, may succeed in sowing a few roses on the thorns of life.
A little less vice is virtuousness in a very vicious heart
It is only by imitating the vices of others that I have earned my misfortunes.
Nothing quite encourages as does one's first unpunished crime.
I suggest somewhere that anyone who wishes to write and has no aptitude for it would be better off making shoes for ladies and boots for men.
This monster was outfitted with faculties so gigantic that even the broadest thoroughfares would still have appeared too narrow for him.
Minä en epäröi koskaan valinnoissani ja koska olen aina varma, että löydän nautinnon siitä mitä teen, en koskaan katumalla turmele sen viehätystä.
The greatest pleasures are born of conquered repugnancies.
Those who are unhappy clutch at shadows, and to give themselves an enjoyment that truth refuses them, they artfully bring into being all sorts of illusions.
It has pleased Nature so to make us that we attain happiness only by way of pain.
Only two things are required to accredit an alleged miracle: a mountebank and a crowd of spineless lookers-on.
Self-interest lies behind all that men do, forming the important motive for all their actions; this rule has never deceived me
...Madame, I have become a whore through good-will and libertine through virtue.