Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon

Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon

French naturalist, biologist, mathematician, scientist and writer of the XVIII century
Let us suppose, that the Old and New worlds were formerly but one continent, and that, by a violent earthquake, the ancient Atalantis [sic] of Plato was sunk ... The sea would necessarily rush in from all quarters, and form what is now called the Atlantic ocean.More Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Let us investigate more closely this property common to animal and plant, this power of producing its likeness, this chain of successive existences of individuals, which constitutes the real existence of the species.More Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Man thinks, and at once becomes the master of the beings that do not think.More Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Only well-written works will descend to posterity. Fulness of knowledge, interesting facts, even useful inventions, are no pledge of immortality, for they may be employed by more skilful hands; they are outside the man; the style is the man himself.More Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sharp is the kiss of the falcon's beak.More Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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