Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1646-1716) German mathematician, philosopher

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Music is a hidden arithmetic exercise of the soul, which does not know that it is counting. - Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz


Deeds make people. - Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz


Every substance is as a world apart, independent of everything else except God. - Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz


In whatever manner God created the world, it would always have been regular and in a certain general order. God, however, has chosen the most perfect, that is to say, the one which is at the same time the simplest in hypothesis and the richest in phenomena. - Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz


I do not conceive of any reality at all as without genuine unity. - Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz


The knowledge which we have acquired ought not to resemble a great shop without order, and without an inventory; we ought to know what we possess, and be able to make it serve us in need. - Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz


It's easier to be original and foolish than original and wise. - Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz


Nature does not make leaps. - Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz


In the realm of spirit, seek clarity; in the material world, seek utility. - Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz