Leisure is the mother of philosophy.
I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death.
I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.
The condition of man... is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.
The obligation of subjects to the sovereign is understood to last as long, and no longer, than the power lasteth by which he is able to protect them.
It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law.
No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.
Curiosity is the lust of the mind.
The enchanting charms of this sublime science reveal only to those who have the courage to go deeply into it.
Further, the dignity of the science itself seems to require that every possible means be explored for the solution of a problem so elegant and so celebrated.
Mathematicians stand on each other's shoulders.
I have had my results for a long time: but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them.
Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes.
It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.
Mathematics is the queen of the sciences.
Controlling Wrath When wrath runs rampage in your heart you must hold still that rambunctious tongue! Translated by Suzy Q. Groden
Beauty To have beauty is to have only that, but to have goodness is to be beautiful too. Translated by Suzy Q. Groden
To a Handsome Man If you are my friend, stand up before me and scatter the grace that's in your eyes. Translated by Willis Barnstone
Supreme Sight on the Black Earth Some say cavalry and others claim infantry or a fleet of long oars is the supreme sight on the black earth. I say it is the one
Loss Virginity, virginity, when you leave me, where do you go? I am gone and never come back to you. I never return. Translated by Willis Barnstone
Dream O dream on your black wings you come when I am sleeping. Sweet is the god but still I am in agony and far from my strength. for I had hope (none
I considered myself most unfortunate because God had made me inhabit a female body in this world
... it is a deed of greater charity to give a bit of bread to the poor in the time of high prices and famine, than a whole loaf in the time of fertility
If it were customary to send daughters to school like sons, and if they were then taught the natural sciences, they would learn as thoroughly and understand the subtleties of all the arts
Just as women's bodies are softer than men's, so their understanding is sharper.
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