Denis Diderot Quote

When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music.


Ch. 3, as quoted in Selected Writings (1966) edited by Lester G. Crocker - Pensées Philosophiques (1746)

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