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Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle Quotes

“It takes time to ruin a world, but time is all it takes.”

 

Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle:- Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (11 February 1657 – 9 January 1757) also called Bernard Le Bouyer de Fontenelle, was a French author and an influential member of three of the academies of the Institut de France, noted especially for his accessible treatment of scientific topics.

 

Motivational Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle Quotes

 

“It takes time to ruin a world, but time is all it takes.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“I feel nothing, apart from a certain difficulty in continuing to exist.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“If I had my hand full of truth, I would take good care how I opened it.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“It is a great obstacle to happiness to expect too much.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“Truth comes home to the mind so naturally, that when we learn it for the first time, it seems as though we did no more than recall it to our memory.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“A work of morality, politics, criticism will be more elegant, other things being equal if it is shaped by the hand of geometry.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“It is high time for me to depart, for at my age I now begin to see things as they really are.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“It is the passions that do and undo everything.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“Women react differently: a French woman who sees herself betrayed by her husband will kill his mistress; an Italian will kill her husband; a Spaniard will kill both, and a German will kill herself.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

Famous Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle Quotes

 

“The Art of Flying is but newly invented, twill improve by degrees, and in time grow perfect; then we may fly as far as the Moon.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“To despise theory is to have the excessively vain pretension to do without knowing what one does, and to speak without knowing what one says.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“A well-cultivated mind is, so to speak, made up of all the minds of preceding ages; it is only one single mind which has been educated during all this time.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“In vain we shall penetrate more and more deeply the secrets of the structure of the human body, we shall not dupe nature; we shall die as usual.”
– Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“Mathematicians are like lovers. Grant a mathematician the least principle, and he will draw from it a consequence which you must also grant him, and from this consequence another.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“Ah! si l’on o” tait les chime’ res aux hommes, quel plaisir leur resterait? Oh! If man were robbed of his fantasies, what pleasure would be left him?” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

Important Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle Quotes

 

“There is nothing one sees oftener than the ridiculous and magnificent, such close neighbors that they touch.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“Behold a universe so immense that I am lost in it. I no longer know where I am. I am just nothing at all. Our world is terrifying in its insignificance.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“There are three things I have loved but never understood. Art, music and women.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“Our sun enlightens the planets that belong to him; why may not every fixed star also have planets to which they give light?” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“I detest war; it ruins conversation” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“Nothing can be more destructive to ambition, and the passion for conquest, than the true system of astronomy. What a poor thing is even the whole globe in comparison of the infinite extent of nature!” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“As astronomy is the daughter of idleness, geometry is the daughter of property.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

Best Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle Quotes

 

“They will have the World to be in Large, what a Watch is in Small; which is very regular, and depends only upon the just disposing of the several Parts of the Movement.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“Nature is never so admired as when she is understood.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“If I held all the thoughts of the world in my hand, I would be careful not to open it.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“Leibniz never married; he had considered it at the age of fifty; but the person he had in mind asked for time to reflect. This gave Leibniz time to reflect, too, and so he never married.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“We must always skim over pleasures. They are like marshy lands that we must travel nimbly, hardly daring to put down our feet.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“L’univers?je l’en estime plus depuis que je sais qu’il ressemble a’ une montre; il est surprenant que l’ordre de la nature, tout admirable qu’il est, ne roule que sur des choses si simples. I have come to esteem the universe more now that I know it resembles a watch; it is surprising that the order of nature, as admirable as it is, only runs on such simple things.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

 

“Let us be well assured of the Matter of Fact, before we trouble our selves with enquiring into the Cause. It is true, that this Method is too slow for the greatest part of Mankind, who run naturally to the Cause, and pass over the Truth of the Matter of Fact.” – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

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