Denis Diderot quote about madness from The Nun - There you have the effect of segregation. Man is born for life in society; separate him, isolate him, and his ideas will go to pieces, his character will go sour, a hundred ridiculous affections will spring up in his heart, extravagant notions will take root in his mind like tares in the wilderness.
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There you have the effect of segregation. Man is born for life in society; separate him, isolate him, and his ideas will go to pieces, his character will go sour, a hundred ridiculous affections will spring up in his heart, extravagant notions will take root in his mind like tares in the wilderness.
 Denis Diderot, The Nun (1796). copy citation

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Author Denis Diderot
Source The Nun
Topic madness society isolation
Date 1796
Language English
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Note Translated by Leonard Tancock
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