Bernard Fontenelle Quotes

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Bernard Fontenelle

I detest war: it ruins conversation.
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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!
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It is a great obstacle to happiness to expect too much
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It is beauty that begins to please, and tenderness that completes the charm
Bernard Fontenelle quote

A beautiful woman is the hell of the soul, the purgatory of the purse, and the paradise of the eyes
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Lived 1657-1757

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