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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,
    • in J. De Finod, ed., A Thousand Flashes of French Wit, Wisdom, and Wickedness ()

Madame du Châtelet, French mathematician, physicist, writer

(1706 - 1749)

Full name: Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet.