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47 Bovier Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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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 Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: A well-cultivated mind is, so to speak, made up of all the minds of preceding
A man finds no sweeter voice in all the world than that which chants his praise.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: A man finds no sweeter voice in all the world than that which chants his
If I had my hand full of truth, I would take good care how I opened it.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: If I had my hand full of truth, I would take good care how I
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 Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: Nothing can be more destructive to ambition, and the passion for conquest, than the true
There is nothing one sees oftener than the ridiculous and magnificent, such close neighbors that they touch.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: There is nothing one sees oftener than the ridiculous and magnificent, such close neighbors that
Hardly anyone knows how much is gained by ignoring the future.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: Hardly anyone knows how much is gained by ignoring the future.
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 Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: L'univers?je l'en estime plus depuis que je sais qu'il ressemble a' une montre; il est
A philospher sees the Earth as a large planet, travelling through the heavens, covered with foolsBernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: A philospher sees the Earth as a large planet, travelling through the heavens, covered with
Fontenelle was the most civilized man of his time, and indeed of most times.Isaiah Berlin Bovier Sayings By Isaiah Berlin: Fontenelle was the most civilized man of his time, and indeed of most times.
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 Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: The Art of Flying is but newly invented, twill improve by degrees, and in time
It takes time to ruin a world, but time is all it takes.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: It takes time to ruin a world, but time is all it takes.
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 Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: It is high time for me to depart, for at my age I now begin
Nature intends that, at fixed periods, men should succeed each other by the instrumentality of death. We shall never outwit Nature; we shall die as usual.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: Nature intends that, at fixed periods, men should succeed each other by the instrumentality of
A philosopher will not believe what he sees because he is too busy speculating about what he does not see.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: A philosopher will not believe what he sees because he is too busy speculating about
I hate war, for it spoils conversation.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: I hate war, for it spoils conversation.
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 Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: Let us be well assured of the Matter of Fact, before we trouble our selves
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 Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: If I held all the thoughts of the world in my hand, I would be
It is a great obstacle to happiness to expect too much.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: It is a great obstacle to happiness to expect too much.
Nature is never so admired as when she is understood.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: Nature is never so admired as when she is understood.
I shall leave the world without regret, for it hardly contains a single good listener.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: I shall leave the world without regret, for it hardly contains a single good listener.
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 Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: Behold a universe so immense that I am lost in it. I no longer know
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 Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: To despise theory is to have the excessively vain pretension to do without knowing what
People almost always do great things without knowing how to do them, and are quite surprised to have done them.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: People almost always do great things without knowing how to do them, and are quite
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 Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: We must always skim over pleasures. They are like marshy lands that we must travel
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 Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: Women react differently: a French woman who sees herself betrayed by her husband will kill
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 Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: Ah! si l'on o tait les chime' res aux hommes, quel plaisir leur resterait? Oh!
It is beauty that begins to please, and tenderness that completes the cbarm.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: It is beauty that begins to please, and tenderness that completes the cbarm.
A true philosopher is like an elephant; he never puts the second foot down until the first one is solidly in place.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: A true philosopher is like an elephant; he never puts the second foot down until
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 Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: Our sun enlightens the planets that belong to him; why may not every fixed star
There are three things I have loved but never understood. Art, music and women.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: There are three things I have loved but never understood. Art, music and women.
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 Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: A work of morality, politics, criticism will be more elegant, other things being equal, if
As astronomy is the daughter of idleness, geometry is the daughter of property.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: As astronomy is the daughter of idleness, geometry is the daughter of property.
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 Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: Leibniz never married; he had considered it at the age of fifty; but the person
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 Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: They will have the World to be in Large, what a Watch is in Small;
I have lived one hundred years; and I die with the consolation of never having thrown the slightest ridicule upon the smallest virtue.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: I have lived one hundred years; and I die with the consolation of never having
It is the passions that do and undo everything.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: It is the passions that do and undo everything.
Since the princes take the Earth for their own, it's fair that the philosophers reserve the sky for themselves and rule there, but they should never permit the entry of others.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: Since the princes take the Earth for their own, it's fair that the philosophers reserve
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 Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: Truth comes home to the mind so naturally, that when we learn it for the
An educated mind is, as it were, composed of all the minds of preceding ages.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: An educated mind is, as it were, composed of all the minds of preceding ages.
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.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: The judgment may be compared to a clock or watch, where the most ordinary machine
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 Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: Mathematicians are like lovers. Grant a mathematician the least principle, and he will draw from
But I've never yet heard anyone say that the Moon was inhabited," she replied, "except as a fantasy and a delusion."

"This may be a fantasy too," I answered. "I don't take sides in these matters except as one does in civil wars, when the uncertainty of what might happen makes one maintain contacts on the opposite side and make arrangements even with the enemy. As for me, although I see the Moon as inhabited, I still live on good terms with those who don't believe it, and I keep myself in a position where I could shift to their opinion honorably if they gained the upper hand.
Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: But I've never yet heard anyone say that the Moon was inhabited," she replied, "except
I feel nothing, apart from a certain difficulty in continuing to exist.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: I feel nothing, apart from a certain difficulty in continuing to exist.
Neatness is a crowning grace of womanhood.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: Neatness is a crowning grace of womanhood.
Modesty in women has two special advantages,
it enhances beauty and veils uncomeliness.
Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: Modesty in women has two special advantages,it enhances beauty and veils uncomeliness.
To be happy, one must have a good stomach and a bad heart.Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: To be happy, one must have a good stomach and a bad heart.
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 Bovier Sayings By Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle: In vain we shall penetrate more and more deeply the secrets of the structure of