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Gottfried Leibniz

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Biography - Gottfried Leibniz:

German polymath and philosopher.
Born: 1646 - Died: 1716
18th century
17th century
Place of birth: Germany

Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.



(German, French, Latin)

Die Freude, die uns die Musik macht, beruht auf unbewusstem Zählen.

La musique est un exercice caché d'arithmétique, l'esprit n'ayant pas conscience qu'il est en train de compter.

Musica est exercitium arithmeticae occultum
nescientis se numerare animi

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Quotes for: music


Quotes about music:

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

Without music, life would be a mistake.

Music before all else.

Architecture in general is frozen music.

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

If music be the food of love, play on.

Quotes for: joy


Quotes for: joy

I dare to believe that inner joy has some secret power to win the favour of fortune.

The best way to begin each day well is to think upon awakening whether we could not give at least one person pleasure on this day.

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

A quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest.

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.

Build not your joy on another's sorrow.

Quotes for: consciousness


Quotes for: consciousness

Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.

It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being, but, on the contrary, their social being that determines their consciousness.

World history is the progress of the consciousness of freedom.

Consciousness is a link between what was and what will be; a bridge between the past and the future.

Like great works, deep feelings always mean more than they are conscious of saying.

Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions are the voice of the body.


Gottfried Leibniz also said...

Nature does not make jumps.

To love is to find pleasure in the happiness of others.

The present is big with the future; the future could be read in the past; the distant is expressed in the near.

Everything is ordered in things once and for all, with as much order and agreement as possible.

Everything that is possible demands to exist.

So far we have just spoken as simple physicists; now we must rise to metaphysics, by making use of the great principle, little used, commonly, that nothing takes place without sufficient reason, that is, that nothing happens without it being possible for someone who knows enough things to give a reason sufficient to determine why it is so and not otherwise.

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