Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet (Emilie Du Chatelet) was a mathematician, philosopher and scientist in the 1700s.

She did a lot of work on equations and helped to develop calculus.

Emilie is also famous for her work on energy and the conservation of momentum.

Her translation of Isaac Newton’s “Principia Mathematica” into French, as well as her commentary and explanations, was one of her finest achievements.

Although most of her country’s scientists continued to accept Descartes’ theories, she maintained connection with a number of European scientists and mathematicians.

She was a very smart woman and accomplished a lot in her life.

You will find below a curated collection of the best ‘Emilie Du Chatelet’ quotes that you can read and share with others.

Emilie Du Chatelet Quotes

Love of learning is the most necessary passion … in it lies our happiness. It’s a sure remedy for what ails us, an unending source of pleasure. ~ Emilie du Chatelet.


Self-love is always the mainspring, more or less concealed, of our actions; it is the wind which swells the sails, without which the ship could not go. ~ Emilie du Chatelet.

It is the privilege of affection to see a friend in all the situations of his soul. ~ Émilie Du Châtelet.

Best Emilie Du Chatelet Quotes

Let us decide on the route that we wish to take to pass our life, and attempt to sow that route with flowers. ~ Emilie du Chatelet.

If I were king, I would redress an abuse which cuts back, as it were, one half of humankind. I would have women participate in all human rights, especially those of the mind. ~ Émilie Du Châtelet.


Let us choose for ourselves our path in life, and let us try to strew that path with flowers. ~ Emilie du Châtelet.

To be happy, one must rid oneself of prejudice, be virtuous, healthy, and have a capacity for enjoyment and for passion. ~ Emilie du Châtelet.

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Facts about Emilie Du Chatelet

  • Émilie du Châtelet was born on December 17, 1706 in Paris, the only daughter of a family of six.
  • She married the Marquis Florent-Claude du Chastellet-Lomont on June 12, 1725.
  • Institutions de Physique (Paris, 1740, first edition; Foundations of Physics), her intellectual magnum work, was extensively distributed, sparked intense disputes, and was reissued and translated into six other languages within two years of its initial publication.
  • Émilie du Châtelet had a long friendship with Voltaire, the writer and philosopher.