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Justine Justine by Marquis de Sade
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“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?”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
“I am a libertine, but I am not a criminal nor a murderer, and since I am compelled to set my apology alongside my vindication, I shall therefore say that it might well be possible that those who condemn me as unjustly as I have been might themselves be unable to offset the infamies by good works as clearly established as those I can contrast to my errors. And yet you who today tyrannize me so cruelly, you do not believe it either: your vengeance has beguiled your mind, you have proceeded blindly to tyrannize, but your heart knows mine, it judges it more fairly, and it knows full well it is innocent.”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
“What, then, are religions if not the restraint wherewith the tyranny of the mightier sought to enslave the weaker? Motivated by that design, he dared say to him whom he claimed the right to dominate, that a God had forged the irons with which cruelty manacled him; and the latter, bestialized by his misery, indistinctly believed everything the former wished. Can religions, born of these rogueries, merit respect?”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
“Non, Thérèse, non, il n’est point de Dieu, la nature se suffit à elle-même ; elle n’a nullement besoin d’un auteur, cet auteur supposé n’est qu’une décomposition de ses propres forces”
Marquis de Sade, Justine ou les malheurs de la vertu
“...Madame, I have become a whore through good-will and libertine through virtue.”
Marquis de Sade, Justine, or the Misfortunes of Virtue
“This monster was outfitted with faculties so gigantic that even the broadest thoroughfares would still have appeared too narrow for him.”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
“‎"...θα πρέπει να αντιληφθείς, αγαπητή Τερέζα, ότι τα αντικείμενα δεν έχουν, κατά την άποψη μας, άλλη αξία από εκείνη που τους δίνει η φαντασία μας”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
“I wished to stifle the unhappy passion which burned in my soul; but is love an illness to be cured? All I endeavored to oppose to it merely fanned its flames.”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
“Thus, that happiness the two sexes cannot find with the other they will find, one in blind obedience, the other in the most energetic expression of his domination.”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
“If, though full of respect for social conventions and never overstepping the bounds they draw round us, if, nonetheless, it should come to pass that the wicked tread upon flowers, will it not be decided that it is preferable to abandon oneself to the tide rather than to resist it? Will it not be felt that Virtue, however beautiful, becomes the worst of all attitudes when it is found too feeble to contend with Vice, and that, in an entirely corrupted age, the safest course is to follow along after the others?”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
“من السُخف أن يُعاقب المرء على أهواءه كي يتم ردعه عن الخوض بها مجدداً ،
وَ كبح غرائزه وإن كانت شنيعة فَـ الطبيعة أهدتها إياه منذُ كان في رحم أمه ،
فَـ كيف يُطلب منه أن يكون غير نفسه ؟! أليست الطبيعة وضعت الأهواء لسعادة الإنسان ؟!،
إذاً لماذا يتنازل الإنسان عن سعادتة بِ حجّة حفظ المجتمع بينما المجتمع لا يهتم به !”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
“There is no rational commensuration between what affects us and what affects others; the first we sense physically, the other only touches us morally.”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
“But to declare his wishes only in some unknown corner of Asia, to choose the most double-dealing and the most superstitious of peoples as followers, and the vilest, most ridiculous, and most roguish working man as representative, to muddle up the message so much that it is impossible to comprehend, to teach it only to a tiny number of individuals while leaving everyone else in the dark, and to punish them for remaining there... Oh, no, Therese, no, no, such atrocities cannot be our guide. I would rather die a thousand times than believe in them. When atheism wants martyrs, let it choose them and my blood is ready.”
Marquis de Sade, Justine, or the Misfortunes of Virtue
“[...]virtue is not some kind of mode whose value is
incontestable, it is simply
a scheme of conduct, a way of getting along, which varies
according to accidents of geography and climate and which, consequently, has no
reality, the which alone exhibits its futility.
Only what is constant is really good; what changes perpetually cannot
claim that
characterization: that is why they have declared that immutability belongs to the
ranks of the Eternal's perfections; but virtue is completely without this quality: there
is not, upon the entire globe, two races which are virtuous in the same m
anner;
hence, virtue is not in any sense real, nor in any wise intrinsically good and in no sort
deserves our reverence.”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
tags: virtue
“Por otro lado, un hombre no cataloga como criminales a todos los asesinos, sino solamente a los que llevan a cabo sus acciones en calidad de empresa particular.”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
“La verdadera justicia no se aplica porque es a los más grandes delincuentes a los que más aprecian quienes tienen el poder judicial.”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
“Infeliz como eu era, poderia estar eu apaixonada pela vida, quando a maior felicidade que me podia acontecer era deixá-la?”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
“las sensaciones morales son engañosas mientras que la verdad sólo está en las sensaciones físicas.”
Marquis de Sade, Justine y Los Infortunios de la Virtud
“O que importa para a natureza sempre criadora aquela massa de carne que hoje tem a forma de uma mulher se reproduza amanhã sob a forma de mil insetos diferentes? Ousarás dizer que a construção de um indivíduo como nós custa mais à natureza que a de um verme e que, por conseguinte, ela deva dar-lhe mais
atenção?”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
“... decidi segui-lo e chegar a qualquer preço àquelas regiões distantes, imaginando que a paz e o repouso que me eram tão cruelmente negados em minha pátria talvez me esperassem no fim do mundo.”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
“El proceso de un(a) infeliz sin valimiento ni protección está pronto hecho en un país donde se cree que la virtud es incompatible con la miseria, donde el infortunio es una prueba completa contra el acusado; aquí una injusta prevención hace creer que el que ha debido cometer el crimen, lo ha cometido; los sentimientos se miden de acuerdo con el estado en que se encuentra el culpable; y si el oro o los títulos no establecen su inocencia, la imposibilidad de que pueda ser inocente queda entonces demostrada.”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
“si existiera un Dios, habría menos mal en la Tierra; creo que si este mal existe, o estos desórdenes han sido ordenados por ese Dios, y se trata entonces de un ser bárbaro, o es incapaz de impedirlos: a partir de ese momento, se trata de un dios débil,”
Marquis de Sade, Justine y Los Infortunios de la Virtud
“La vida sólo es una serie ininterrumpida de penas y placeres”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
“o homem é naturalmente mau”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
“no, Dios no existe: la naturaleza se basta a sí misma. No tiene ninguna necesidad de autor.”
Marquis de Sade, Justine y Los Infortunios de la Virtud
“Nuestro placer principal consiste en violar la ley y el orden; anhelamos el caos total”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
“Num mundo inteiramente virtuoso, eu te aconselharia a virtude porque as recompensas a acompanhariam; a felicidade infalivelmente adviria dela; num mundo totalmente corrompido, jamais te aconselharia outra coisa senão o vício.
(...)
ora, que felicidade esperam aqueles que contrariam eternamente o interesse dos outros?”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
“Se te tivesses deixado levar pela corrente, terias encontrado o porto como eu.”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
“Quando me tiverem provado a sublimidade de nossa espécie, quando me tiverem demonstrado que ela é tão importante para a natureza que necessariamente suas leis se irritam com sua destruição, então eu poderei crer que essa destruição é um crime; mas quando o estudo mais ponderado da natureza me tiver provado que tudo o que vegeta sobre o globo, a mais imperfeita das suas obras, tem um preço igual aos seus olhos, jamais suporei que a mudança de um de seus seres em mil outros possa ofender suas leis; eu me direi: todos os homens, todas as plantas, todos os animais que crescem, vegetam, se destroem pelos mesmos meios, não recebendo jamais uma morte real, mas uma simples variação no que as modifica, tudo, digo, tudo se perseguindo, destruindo-se, procriando indiferentemente, aparece um instante sob uma forma e no instante seguinte sob uma outra, podem ao capricho do ser que quer ou que pode move-los, mudar milhares e milhares de vezes num dia sem que uma única lei da natureza possa ser afetada por instantes sequer.”
Marquis de Sade, Justine
“كفى شفقة! قد يموت المرء جوعًا من الشفقة”
Marquis de Sade, Justine

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