Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon

Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon

French naturalist, biologist, mathematician, scientist and writer of the XVIII century
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]
Genius is simply patience carried to the extreme.More Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nature is the system of laws established by the Creator for the existence of things and for the succession of creatures. Nature is not a thing, because this thing would be everything. Nature is not a creature, because this creature would be God. But one can consider it as an immense vital power, which encompasses all, which animates all, and which, subordinated to the power of the first Being, has begun to act only by his order, and still acts only by his concourse or consent ... Time, space and matter are its means, tMore Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As historians, we refuse to allow ourselves these vain speculations which turn on possibilities that, in order to be reduced to actuality, suppose an overturning of the Universe, in which our globe, like a speck of abandoned matter, escapes our vision and is no longer an object worthy of our regard. In order to fix our vision, it is necessary to take it such as it is, to observe well all parts of it, and by indications infer from the present to the past.More Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All the work of the crystallographers serves only to demonstrate that there is only variety everywhere where they suppose uniformity ... that in nature there is nothing absolute, nothing perfectly regular.More Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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