My Favourite Quotes

The closer to the truth, the better the lie, and the truth itself, when it can be used, is the best lie.
— Isaac Asimov

Nature operates by the simplest and most expeditious ways and means.
— Pierre De Fermat, Analysis ad Refractiones, 1662

One can say that he who acts perfectly is … like a talented author who encloses a maximum of realities in the least possible volume
— Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Discourse on Metaphysics, 1686

Since the building of the universe is perfect and is created by the wisdom creator, nothing arises in the universe in which one cannot see the sense of some maximum or minimum.
— L. Euler

It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.
— William of Ockham

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