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Portrait of Bernard de Fontenelle

Bernard de Fontenelle

1657–1757

French author

An educated mind is, as it were, composed of all the minds of preceding ages.

TOPICS: education, learning

Mathematicians are like lovers…Grant a mathematician the least principle, and he will draw from it a consequence which you must grant him also, and from this consequence another.

TOPICS: humor, mathematicians

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