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- “The failure of the reformation to capture France had left for the Frenchmen no half-way house between infallibility and infidelity; and while the intellect of Germany and England moved leisurely in the lines of religious evolution, the mind of France leaped from the hot faith which had massacred the Huguenots to cold hostility with which Mettrie, Helvetius, Holbach, and Diderot turned upon the religion of the fathers.”
- — Will Durant (1926), The Story of Philosophy 
- “Cardan named, as the ten greatest intellects in history (see: Cardano 12), men not overwhelmingly Christian: Archimedes, Aristotle, Euclid, Apollonius of Perga, Archytas of Tarentum, al Khwarizmi, al-Kindi, Geber, Duns Scotus, and Richard Swineshead, all scientists except Duns.”
- — Will Durant (1953), The Story of Our Civilization, Volume Five: the Renaissance (pg. 692)
- (a) Durant, Will. (1926). The Story of Philosophy (pg. 175). Simon & Schuster, 1953.
(b) Hsieh, Ching-Yao; Ye, Meng-Hua. (1991). Economics, Philosophy, and Physics (pgs. 13-14). M.E. Sharpe.
- Durant, Will; Durant, Ariel. (1953). The Story of Our Civilization, Volume Five: the Renaissance, a History of Civilization in Italy from 1304 to 1576 (pg. 692). Publisher.
- Will Durant – Hmolpedia 2020.