8 Emilie Du Chatelet Quotes from the French Mathematician

Eighteenth-century French mathematician Emilie du Châtelet defied societal norms by pursuing education in a time when women were discouraged from academic endeavors.

Born into nobility, she displayed early academic promise and mastered multiple languages, with a special passion for mathematics.

Encouraged by supporters, Emilie, married to Marquis du Châtelet, also enjoyed an intellectually and romantically fulfilling relationship with philosopher Voltaire.

Despite facing challenges as a woman, she produced significant works, including translating and annotating Newton’s Principia.


Emilie’s life, marked by intellectual vigor and societal engagement, ended at 43, leaving behind a legacy of substantial contributions to mathematics and science.

Below are some of the popular quotes by Emilie Du Chatelet.

Top 5 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.


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


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


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.

Best Emilie Du Chatelet Quotes

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.


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

So these were the 8 top quotes about Emilie Du Chatelet.

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