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Article about Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, a founder of infinitesimal calculus.

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“There are two books laid before us to study, to prevent our falling into error; the first, the volume of Scriptures, which reveal the will of God; then the volume of the creatures, which express His power.”

“It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion. For while the mind of men looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go on no further; but when it beholdeth the chain of them, confederate and linked together, it must needs fly to Providence and Deity.”

“The first creature of God, in the works of the days, was the light of the sense; the last was the light of reason; and his sabbath work ever since, is the illumination of his Spirit. First he breathed light, upon the face of matter or chaos; then he breathed light, into the face of man; and still he breatheth and inspireth light, into the face of his chosen.”

From “Of Truth” Essays written in 1601. Reproduced in 1875 and printed in http://nobelist.tripod.com/id4.html.

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