Judge Me on My Merits, or lack of them.

Judge me for my own merits, or lack of them, but do not look upon me as a mere appendage to this great general or that renowned scholar, this star that shines at the court of France or that famed author. I am in my own right a whole person, responsible to myself alone for all that I am, all that I say, all that I do. It may be that there are metaphysicians and philosophers whose leaming is greater than mine, although I have not met them. Yet, they are but frail humans, too, and have their faults; so, when I add the sum total of my graces, I confess that I am inferior to no one.'^


Emilie du Chatelet writing to Frederick of Prussia.

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 Selected Philosophical and Scientific Writings (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe)
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Chatelet , Emilie Du (2009-09-01), Selected Philosophical and Scientific Writings (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe), University Of Chicago Press, Retrieved on 2011-04-18
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