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#1. The observer listens to nature: the experimenter questions and forces her to reveal herself. #Quote by Georges Cuvier
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#2. Thus it cannot be denied that the masses which today form our highest mountains were originally in a liquid state; for a long time they were covered by waters which did not sustain any life. #Quote by Georges Cuvier
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#3. Hence the same instant which killed the animals froze the country where they lived. This event was sudden, instantaneous, without any gradual development. #Quote by Georges Cuvier
Georges Cuvier quotes by Charles Darwin
#4. Linnaeus and Cuvier have been my two gods, though in very different ways, but they were mere schoolboys to old Aristotle. #Quote by Charles Darwin
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#5. It is to them [fossils] alone that we owe the commencement of even a Theory of the Earth ... By them we are enabled to ascertain, with the utmost certainty, that our earth has not always been covered over by the same external crust, because we are thoroughly assured that the organized bodies to which these fossil remains belong must have lived upon the surface before they came to be buried, as they now are, at a great depth. #Quote by Georges Cuvier
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#6. The traces of upheavals become more impressive when one moves a little higher, when one gets even closer to the foot of the great mountain ranges. There are still plenty of shell layers. We notice them, even thicker and more solid ones. #Quote by Georges Cuvier
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#7. [Audubon's works are] the most splendid monuments which art has erected in honor of ornithology. #Quote by Georges Cuvier
Georges Cuvier quotes by Michel Foucault
#8. To seek in the great accumulation of the already-said the text that resembles 'in advance' a later text, to ransack history in order to rediscover the play of anticipations or echoes, to go right back to the first seeds or to go forward to the last traces, to reveal in a work its fidelity to tradition or its irreducible uniqueness, to raise or lower its stock of originality, to say that the Port -Royal grammarians invented nothing, or to discover that Cuvier had more predecessors than one thought, these are harmless enough amusements for historians who refuse to grow up. #Quote by Michel Foucault
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#9. My object will be, first, to show by what connections the history of the fossil bones of land animals is linked to the theory of the earth and why they have a particular importance in this respect. #Quote by Georges Cuvier
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#10. Secondly, the nature of the revolutions which have altered the surface of the earth must have had a more decisive effect on the terrestrial quadrupeds than on the marine animals. #Quote by Georges Cuvier
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#11. A famous anecdote concerning Cuvier involves the tale of his visitation from the devil - only it was not the devil but one of his students dressed up with horns on his head and shoes shaped like cloven hooves. This frightening apparition burst into Cuvier's bedroom when he was fast asleep and claimed:
'Wake up thou man of catastrophes. I am the Devil. I have come to devour you!'
Cuvier studied the apparition carefully and critically said,
'I doubt whether you can. You have horns and hooves. You eat only plants. #Quote by Georges Cuvier
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#12. The lowest and most level land areas show us, especially when we dig there to very great depths, nothing but horizontal layers of material more or less varied, which almost all contain innumerable products of the sea. #Quote by Georges Cuvier
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#13. To spread healthy ideas among even the lowest classes of people, to remove men from the influence of prejudice and passion, to make reason the arbiter and supreme guide of public opinion; that is the essential goal of the sciences; that is how science will contribute to the advancement of civilization, and that is what deserves protection of governments who want to insure the stability of their power. #Quote by Georges Cuvier
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#14. All organs of an animal form a single system, the parts of which hang together, and act and re-act upon one another; and no modifications can appear in one part without bringing about corresponding modifications in all the rest. #Quote by Georges Cuvier
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#15. It is in this mutual dependence of the functions and the aid which they reciprocally lend one another that are founded the laws which determine the relations of their organs and which possess a necessity equal to that of metaphysical or mathematical laws, since it is evident that the seemly harmony between organs which interact is a necessary condition of existence of the creature to which they belong and that if one of these functions were modified in a manner incompatible with the modifications of the others the creature could no longer continue to exist. #Quote by Georges Cuvier
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#16. But the revolutions and changes which are responsible for the present state of the earth are not limited to the upsetting of the ancient strata and to the ebbing of the sea after the formations of new layers. #Quote by Georges Cuvier
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#17. It is evident that one cannot say anything demonstrable about the problem before having resolved these preliminary questions, and yet we hardly possess the necessary information to solve some of them. #Quote by Georges Cuvier
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#18. It is my object, in the following work, to travel over ground which has as yet been little explored and to make my reader acquainted with a species of Remains, which, though absolutely necessary for understanding the history of the globe, have been hitherto almost uniformly neglected. #Quote by Georges Cuvier
Georges Cuvier quotes by Humphry Davy
#19. Cuvier had even in his address & manner the character of a superior Man, much general power & eloquence in conversation & great variety of information on scientific as well as popular subjects. I should say of him that he is the most distinguished man of talents I have ever known on the continent ... #Quote by Humphry Davy
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#20. Why has not anyone seen that fossils alone gave birth to a theory about the formation of the earth, that without them, no one would have ever dreamed that there were successive epochs in the formation of the globe. #Quote by Georges Cuvier
Georges Cuvier quotes by Michael Coren
#21. Actually, what we really need to remember about Galileo is that most of the people who use his name in argument could barely spell it, let alone tell us what actually happened to the man. His case is used over and over again because critics can't think of any other scientists who were mistreated by the Church. And in this instance they're right. There may have been some people in the scientific world who did not enjoy Church support and were even challenged by Catholicism but, sorry to disappoint, there weren't very many of them. The Church has been the handmaiden of science and scientific discovery, and those who refer to Galileo tend to forget that Louis Pasteur, the inventor of pasteurization, was a devout Catholic, as was Alexander Fleming, who gave us penicillin. Or Father Nicolaus Copernicus, who first proposed the theory of the earth revolving around the sun - this was precisely what Galileo stated, but Copernicus taught it as theory and not fact. Or Monsignor Georges Henri Joseph Édouard Lemaître, a Belgian Roman Catholic priest and professor of physics at the Catholic University of Leuven, who proposed what became known as the Big Bang theory of the origin of the Universe. In the field of acceleration, Fr. Giambattista Riccioli changed the way we understand that particular science; the father of modern Egyptology was Fr. Athanasius Kircher, and the Yugoslavian Fr. Roger Boscovich was the founder of modern atomic theory. #Quote by Michael Coren
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Bernanos
#22. I don't think we can ever learn much from ultra-sensitive, shifty faces, skilled in disguise, that hide themselves in lust, as beasts hide to die. #Quote by Georges Bernanos
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Braque
#23. It is the limitation of means that determines style, gives rise to new forms and makes creativity possible. #Quote by Georges Braque
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Rouault
#24. The richness of the world, all artificial pleasures, have the taste of sickness and give off a smell of death in the face of certain spiritual possessions. #Quote by Georges Rouault
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Bernanos
#25. [P]ride has no intrinsic substance, being no more than the name given to the soul devouring itself. When that loathsome perversion of love has borne its fruit, it has another, more meaningful and weightier name. We call it hatred. #Quote by Georges Bernanos
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Bataille
#26. These studies are the result of my attempt to extract the essence of literature. Literature is either the essential or nothing. I believe that the Evil - an acute form of Evil - which it expresses, has a sovereign value for us. But this concept does not exclude morality: on the contrary, it demands a 'hypermorality.'
Literature is communication. Communication requires loyalty. A rigorous morality results from complicity in the knowledge of Evil, which is the basis of intense communication.
- Literature and Evil #Quote by Georges Bataille
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Bataille
#27. Thought does not ennoble us and neither does it differentiate humans from other animals. #Quote by Georges Bataille
Georges Cuvier quotes by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
#28. The Hamptons remind me of my childhood vacations. I love the beach, restaurants, and produce found on the East End. #Quote by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Simenon
#29. He was a big, bony man. Iron muscles shaped his jacket sleeves and quickly wore through new trousers. He had a way of imposing himself just by standing there. #Quote by Georges Simenon
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges St-Pierre
#30. Training to become champion is the toughest thing. The fight itself is just a test. #Quote by Georges St-Pierre
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Bernanos
#31. Our rages, daughters of despair, creep and squirm like worms. Prayer is the only form of revolt which remains upright. #Quote by Georges Bernanos
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Danton
#32. To dare, and again dare, and forever dare! #Quote by Georges Danton
Georges Cuvier quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#33. If people were in the habit of refering to 'King George's council, Winston and his gang,' it would go a long way to clearing thought, and reducing the frightful landslide into Theyocracy. #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Simenon
#34. If your vision of the world is of a certain kind you will put poetry in everything, necessarily. #Quote by Georges Simenon
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Duhamel
#35. No doubt about it: error is the rule, truth is the accident of error. #Quote by Georges Duhamel
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Duhamel
#36. We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory. #Quote by Georges Duhamel
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte De Buffon
#37. The human mind cannot create anything. It produces nothing until having been fertilized by experience and meditation; its acquisitions are the germs of its production. #Quote by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte De Buffon
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Courteline
#38. One of the most visible effects of a child's presence in the household is to turn the worthy parents into complete idiots when, without him, they would perhaps have remained mere imbeciles. #Quote by Georges Courteline
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges St-Pierre
#39. Train smart at all times and do your best to avoid injury. Training smart is more important than training hard. #Quote by Georges St-Pierre
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Bataille
#40. Life has always taken place in a tumult without apparent cohesion, but it only finds its grandeur and its reality in ecstasy and in ecstatic love. #Quote by Georges Bataille
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Rodenbach
#41. As he walked, the sad faded leaves were driven pitilessly around him by the wind, and under the mingling influences of autumn and evening, a craving for the quietude of the grave ... overtook him with unwanted intensity. #Quote by Georges Rodenbach
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Bataille
#42. From incoherent barkings of desire, man can advance to distinct speech now that, labelling the object with a name, he is able to make an implicit connection between the material it is made of and the work required to get it from the old state to the new in which it is ready for use. Thenceforth language firmly anchors the object in the stream of time. #Quote by Georges Bataille
Georges Cuvier quotes by Lynsay Sands
#43. If he had any sense of honor at all, the man would have stayed dead."
"Unfortunately, it appears he was merely unconscious," Daniel murmured. He was becoming quite certain George was dead. This might greaty simplify matters, or at least it would if Richard was willing to uphold the marriage to Christiana...and really, Daniel was beginning to think that would be the most honorable thing to do here. While he didn't think much of their looking to marry a man with money to solve their problems, it did seem a shame to cast the scandal of George's actions on these three women when none of it was their fault at all.
Unconscious," Suzette spat the word with disdain. "He must have been, and he had obviously been drinking." She tsked with exasperation and stomped her foot, muttering, "Why could the beast not have been dead? I should have smothered him in his bed to be sure he was and stayed that way."
Daniel stared at her with amazement. His first thought was that, really, aside froom her fortune hunting and homicidal tendencies, the woman was quite fascinating in her complete and utter lack of artifice. His next thought was that the ton would eat her alive. Artifice and subterfuge were necessary tools to survive society and she was obviously completely lacking in both.
Suzette suddenly heaved a put upon breath and muttered, "I suppose I had best be sure I find a husband tonight. Otherwise, surely Dicky will find some way to throw a spanner in my plans."
Daniel #Quote by Lynsay Sands
Georges Cuvier quotes by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
#44. There is so much more vegetable use in Thailand, India and China than meat. Yes, when you go to the markets or buy street food, you see shrimp or chicken - but mostly vegetables. #Quote by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Braque
#45. The function of Art is to disturb. Science reassures. #Quote by Georges Braque
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges St-Pierre
#46. The truth is that I didn't start as a winner. When I was a kid, I was just another reject. I started at the bottom. I think all winners do. #Quote by Georges St-Pierre
Georges Cuvier quotes by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
#47. I have 20 restaurants. And if one doesn't work, it doesn't work. #Quote by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Couthon
#48. Here, the revolution was prepared. Here it was achieved. Here all the great events were fostered. #Quote by Georges Couthon
Georges Cuvier quotes by Robyn Carr
#49. George was captivated by her. She was a pip, as George's father might have said. But what he saw quickly, what he was sure Noah was oblivious to, Ellie was very like Noah's late wife. She was unique, confident, funny and impossibly positive. Noah #Quote by Robyn Carr
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Rodenbach
#50. Oh, the vanity of plans! Our lives proceed regardless. All the things we work out in such minute detail slip away from us at the last moment, or change. #Quote by Georges Rodenbach
Georges Cuvier quotes by Bill Hammack
#51. Georges Claude made a fortune from his neon signs, but lost most of it in the 1930s with hair brained schemes to make electricity using the temperature difference between the top of the ocean and its icy depths. He almost ended his career imprisoned for life. #Quote by Bill Hammack
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges St-Pierre
#52. I like to think I'm like water that adapts to its surroundings and eventually finds a way in. #Quote by Georges St-Pierre
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Bernanos
#53. When you think of the huge uninterrupted success of a book like Don Quixote, you're bound to realize that if humankind have not yet finished being revenged, by sheer laughter, for being let down in their greatest hope, it is because that hope was cherished so long and lay so deep! #Quote by Georges Bernanos
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Rodenbach
#54. Thus the tower was both disease and cure. It rendered him unfit for the world and it remedied the hurts inflicted by the world. #Quote by Georges Rodenbach
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Rouault
#55. The artist discards all theories, both his own and those of others. He forgets everything when he is in front of his canvas. #Quote by Georges Rouault
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Bizet
#56. Love is rebellious bird that nobody can tame, and it's all in vain to call it if it chooses to refuse. #Quote by Georges Bizet
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Bernanos
#57. [T]here is nothing that God hates so much as a liar. #Quote by Georges Bernanos
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges St-Pierre
#58. I've come up with my own cure for a closed mind: try it once, and see. #Quote by Georges St-Pierre
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Bataille
#59. At man's core there is a voice that wants him never to give in to fear. But if it is true that in general man cannot give in to fear, at the very least he postpones indefinitely the moment when he will have to confront himself with the object of his fear ... when he will no longer have the assistance of reason as guaranteed by God, or when he will no longer have the assistance of God such as reason guaranteed. It is necessary to recoil, but it is necessary to leap, and perhaps one only recoils in order to leap better. #Quote by Georges Bataille
Georges Cuvier quotes by Georges Jacques Danton
#60. Show my head to the people, it is worth seeing. #Quote by Georges Jacques Danton

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