Quotes by Bernard Le Bovier Fontenelle

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It is the passions that do and undo everything.

A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.
There are three things I have loved but never understood. Art, music and women.
If I had my hand full of truth, I would take good care how I opened it.
If I held all the thoughts of the world in my hand, I would be careful not to open it.
A well cultivated mind is made up of all the minds of preceding ages; it is only the one single mind educated by all previous time.

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