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Experience shows, that there is more danger in humbling ourselves too much, than ridiculousness in proclaiming our own merits.
Modesty is a desertion of ourselves, a kind of avowal of inferiority, at which mediocrity catches greedily as a source of consolation, which it endeavors to interpret in the literal sense, and which it frequently employs as a weapon to keep at a distance the timid man of genius,
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August 11, 1730
January 14, 1814
Charles Bossut was a French mathematician and confrère of the Encyclopaedists. He was born at Tartaras, Loire, and died in Paris.
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