Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle

Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle

French writer, scholar and popularizer
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.More Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A work of morality, politics, criticism will be more elegant, other things being equal, if it is shaped by the hand of geometry.More Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have lived one hundred years; and I die with the consolation of never having thrown the slightest ridicule upon the smallest virtue.More Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We must always skim over pleasures. They are like marshy lands that we must travel nimbly, hardly daring to put down our feet.More Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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