Pierre Louis Maupertuis Quote

To endeavor at discovering the connections that subsist in nature, is no way inconsistent with prudence; but it is downright folly to push these researches too far; as it is the lot only of superior Beings to see the dependence of events, from one end to the other, of the chain which supports them.


An Essay Towards a History of the Principal Comets Since 1742, A Letter Upon Comets (p. 10), Printed for T. Becket & PA. de Hondt. 1769

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To endeavor at discovering the connections that subsist in nature, is no way inconsistent with prudence; but it is downright folly to push these...

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To endeavor at discovering the connections that subsist in nature, is no way inconsistent with prudence; but it is downright folly to push these...

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To endeavor at discovering the connections that subsist in nature, is no way inconsistent with prudence; but it is downright folly to push these...

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To endeavor at discovering the connections that subsist in nature, is no way inconsistent with prudence; but it is downright folly to push these...