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Leibniz Quotations

The quarrel [between Newton and Leibniz] is simply the expression of evil weaknesses and fostered by vile people. Just what would Newton have lost if he had acknowledged Leibniz’s originality? Absolutely nothing! He would have gained a lot. And yet how hard it is to acknowledge something of this sort: someone who tries it feels as though he were confessing his own incapacity. … It’s a question of envy of course. And anyone who experiences it ought to keep on telling himself: “It’s a mistake! It’s a mistake! — ”