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Bernard le Bovier de
Fontenelle, also called Bernard de Bouyer
1657
1757

French Author

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A great obstacle to happiness is to anticipate too great a happiness.

A well-cultivated mind is, so to speak, made up of all the minds of preceding ages; it is only one single mind which has been educated during all this time.

It is a great obstacle to happiness to expect too much.

It takes time to ruin a world, but time is all it takes.

Truth comes home to the mind so naturally that when we learn it for the first time, it seems as though we did no more than recall it to our memory.

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First Name
Bernard le Bovier de
Last Name
Fontenelle, also called Bernard de Bouyer
Birth Date
1657
Death Date
1757
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French Author