Charles Lyell

Charles Lyell

was a British lawyer and the foremost geologist of his day
Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession.More Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Each species may have had its origin in a single pair, or individual, where an individual was sufficient, and species may have been created in succession at such times and in such places as to enable them to multiply and endure for an appointed period, and occupy an appointed space on the globe.More Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
So far, therefore, as we can draw safe conclusions from a single specimen, there has been no marked change of race in the human population of Switzerland during the periods above considered.More Charles Lyell quotes [08/04/2011 05:08:56]
I long ago suggested the hypothesis, that in the basin of the Thames there are indications of a meeting in the Pleistocene period of a northern and southern fauna.More Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When the aggregate amount of solid matter transported by rivers in a given number of centuries from a large continent, shall be reduced to arithmetical computation, the result will appear most astonishing to those...not in the habit of reflecting how many of the mightiest of operations in nature are effected insensibly, without noise or disorder.More Charles Lyell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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