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Madame du Châtelet
“Self-love is always the mainspring, more or less concealed, of our actions; it is the wind which swells the sails, without which the ship could not go.”
Madame du Châtelet, French mathematician, physicist, writer
(1706 - 1749)
Full name: Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet.