A collection of notable quotations from a variety of Early Modern Era individuals. See the Guide for more details.

I had no need of that hypothesis.
— a reply to Napoleon, who had asked why he hadn't mentioned God in his book on astronomy
— Pierre-Simon Laplace
Infinitely varied in her effects, nature is only simple in her causes.— Pierre-Simon Laplace
We are so far from knowing all the agents of nature and their diverse modes of action that it would not be philosophical to deny phenomena solely because they are inexplicable in the actual state of our knowledge. But we ought to examine them with an attention all the more scrupulous as it appears more difficult to admit them.— Pierre-Simon Laplace
What we know is little, and what we are ignorant of is immense. — Pierre-Simon Laplace

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