Denis Diderot Quote

To say that man is a compound of strength and weakness, light and darkness, smallness and greatness, is not to indict him, it is to define him.


As quoted in The Anchor Book of French Quotations with English Translations (1963) by Norbert Gutermam - Pensées Philosophiques (1746)

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To say that man is a compound of strength and weakness, light and darkness, smallness and greatness, is not to indict him, it is to define him.

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To say that man is a compound of strength and weakness, light and darkness, smallness and greatness, is not to indict him, it is to define him.

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To say that man is a compound of strength and weakness, light and darkness, smallness and greatness, is not to indict him, it is to define him.

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To say that man is a compound of strength and weakness, light and darkness, smallness and greatness, is not to indict him, it is to define him.