Denis Diderot was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer, best known for serving as co-founder, chief editor, and contributor to the Encyclopédie along with Jean le Rond d’Alembert. He was a prominent figure during the Enlightenment.
Born: October 5, 1713, Langres, France
Died: July 31, 1784, Paris, France
Influenced by: Voltaire, John Locke, René Descartes, MORE
Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.