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.
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.
A philosopher will not believe what he sees because he is too busy speculating about what he does not see.
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.
People almost always do great things without knowing how to do them, and are quite surprised to have done them.
Hardly anyone knows how much is gained by ignoring the future.
There are three things I have loved but never understood. Art, music and women.
If I had my hand full of truth, I would take good care how I opened it.
It is high time for me to depart, for at my age I now begin to see things as they really are.
An educated mind is, as it were, composed of all the minds of preceding ages.
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.
It is a great obstacle to happiness to expect too much.
I have lived one hundred years; and I die with the consolation of never having thrown the slightest ridicule upon the smallest virtue.
Neatness is a crowning grace of womanhood.
The judgment may be compared to a clock or watch, where the most ordinary machine is sufficient to tell the hours; but the most elaborate alone can point out the minutes and seconds, and distinguish the smallest differences of time.
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.
It is the passions that do and undo everything.
Modesty in women has two special advantages,--it enhances beauty and veils uncomeliness.
Our sun enlightens the planets that belong to him; why may not every fixed star also have planets to which they give light?
I detest war; it ruins conversation
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.
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.
Nature is never so admired as when she is understood.
If I held all the thoughts of the world in my hand, I would be careful not to open it.
As astronomy is the daughter of idleness, geometry is the daughter of property.
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