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Bernard Le Bovier Fontenelle Quotes

(1657-1757), Scientist, Man of Letter

A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.

Category: Happiness

A well cultivated mind is made up of all the minds of preceding ages; it is only the one single mind educated by all previous time.

Category: Mind

It is the passions that do and undo everything.

Category: Passion

If I held all the thoughts of the world in my hand, I would be careful not to open it.

Category: Thoughts And Thinking

If I had my hand full of truth, I would take good care how I opened it.

Category: Truth

There are three things I have loved but never understood. Art, music and women.

Category: Understanding