Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon

Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon

French naturalist, biologist, mathematician, scientist and writer of the XVIII century
Style is the essence of manMore 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]
He [man] abuses equally other animals and his own species, the rest of whom live in famine, languish in misery, and work only to satisfy the immoderate appetite and the still more insatiable vanity of this human being who, destroying others by want, destroys himself by excess.More Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For the little that one has reflected on the origin of our knowledge, it is easy to perceive that we can acquire it only by means of comparison. That which is absolutely incomparable is wholly incomprehensible. God is the only example that we could give here. He cannot be comprehended, because he cannot be compared. But all which is susceptible of comparison, everything that we can perceive by different aspects, all that we can consider relatively, can always be judged according to our knowledge.More Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Rassemblons des faits pour nous donner des idées.
Let us gather facts in order to get ourselves thinking.More Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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