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Linnaeus quotes by Carl Linnaeus
#1. Stones grow, plants grow, and live, animals grow live and feel. #Quote by Carl Linnaeus
Linnaeus quotes by Carl Linnaeus
#2. There are some viviparous flies, which bring forth 2,000 young. These in a little time would fill the air, and like clouds intercept the rays of the sun, unless they were devoured by birds, spiders, and many other animals. #Quote by Carl Linnaeus
Linnaeus quotes by Carl Linnaeus
#3. When the spiritual light is concentrated in the brain, everything else must be sinking in the dark. #Quote by Carl Linnaeus
Linnaeus quotes by Karl Ernst Von Baer
#4. Know thyself! This is the source of all wisdom, said the great thinkers of the past, and the sentence was written in golden letters on the temple of the gods. To know himself, Linnaeus declared to be the essential indisputable distinction of man above all other creatures. I know, indeed, in study nothing more worthy of free and thoughtful man than the study of himself. For if we look for the purpose of our existence, we cannot possibly find it outside ourselves. We are here for our own sake. #Quote by Karl Ernst Von Baer
Linnaeus quotes by George Linnaeus Banks
#5. I live for those who love me, for those who know me true; for the heaven that smiles above me and awaits my spirit too. For the cause that lacks assistance, for the wrong that needs resistance, for the future in the distance, and the good that I can do. #Quote by George Linnaeus Banks
Linnaeus quotes by Bill Bryson
#6. Rarely has a man been more comfortable with his own greatness. He spent much of his leisure time penning long and flattering portraits of himself, declaring that there had never 'been a greater botanist or zoologist', and that his system of classification was 'the greatest achievement in the realm of science'. Modestly, he suggested that his gravestone should bear the inscription Princeps Botanicorum, 'Prince of Botanists'. It was never wise to question his generous self-assessments. Those who did so were apt to find they had weeds named after them. #Quote by Bill Bryson
Linnaeus quotes by Carl Linnaeus
#7. The names of the plants ought to be stable [certa], consequently they should be given to stable genera. #Quote by Carl Linnaeus
Linnaeus quotes by Sten Lindroth
#8. Linnaeus had it constantly in mind: 'The closer we get to know the creatures around us, the clearer is the understanding we obtain of the chain of nature, and its harmony and system'. #Quote by Sten Lindroth
Linnaeus quotes by Carl Linnaeus
#9. We admit as many genera as there are different groups of natural species of which the fructification has the same structure. #Quote by Carl Linnaeus
Linnaeus quotes by Carl Linnaeus
#10. In natural science the principles of truth ought to be confirmed by observation. #Quote by Carl Linnaeus
Linnaeus quotes by Carl Linnaeus
#11. Fragments of the natural method must be sought with the greatest care. This is the first and last desideratum among botanists.
Nature makes no jumps.
[Natura non facit saltus]
All taxa show relationships on all sides like the countries on a map of the world. #Quote by Carl Linnaeus
Linnaeus quotes by Charles Darwin
#12. 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
Linnaeus quotes by Maryrose Wood
#13. Weed, are you familiar with the work of Carl Linnaeus? His Systema Naturae describes a classification system for all growing things."
Weed's eyes dart everywhere, probing every corner. "Unless he visited the madhouse, I never met him," he replies. #Quote by Maryrose Wood
Linnaeus quotes by George Linnaeus Banks
#14. I live for those who love me,
Whose hearts are kind and true;
For the Heaven that smiles above me,
And awaits my spirit too;
For all human ties that bind me,
For the task by God assigned me,
For the bright hopes yet to find me,
And the good that I can do. #Quote by George Linnaeus Banks
Linnaeus quotes by Carl Linnaeus
#15. All the species recognized by Botanists came forth from the Almighty Creator's hand, and the number of these is now and always will be exactly the same, while every day new and different florists' species arise from the true species so-called by Botanists, and when they have arisen they finally revert to the original forms. Accordingly to the former have been assigned by Nature fixed limits, beyond which they cannot go: while the latter display without end the infinite sport of Nature. #Quote by Carl Linnaeus
Linnaeus quotes by Lancelot Hogben
#16. The language of mathematics differs from that of everyday life, because it is essentially a rationally planned language. The languages of size have no place for private sentiment, either of the individual or of the nation. They are international languages like the binomial nomenclature of natural history. In dealing with the immense complexity of his social life man has not yet begun to apply inventiveness to the rational planning of ordinary language when describing different kinds of institutions and human behavior. The language of everyday life is clogged with sentiment, and the science of human nature has not advanced so far that we can describe individual sentiment in a clear way. So constructive thought about human society is hampered by the same conservatism as embarrassed the earlier naturalists. Nowadays people do not differ about what sort of animal is meant by Cimex or Pediculus, because these words are used only by people who use them in one way. They still can and often do mean a lot of different things when they say that a mattress is infested with bugs or lice. The study of a man's social life has not yet brought forth a Linnaeus. So an argument about the 'withering away of the State' may disclose a difference about the use of the dictionary when no real difference about the use of the policeman is involved. Curiously enough, people who are most sensible about the need for planning other social amenities in a reasonable way are often slow to see the need for cr #Quote by Lancelot Hogben
Linnaeus quotes by Oscar Wilde
#17. Of course to one so modern as I am, `Enfant de mon siècle,' merely to look at the world will be always lovely. I tremble with pleasure when I think that on the very day of my leaving prison both the laburnum and the lilac will be blooming in the gardens, and that I shall see the wind stir into restless beauty the swaying gold of the one, and make the other toss the pale purple of its plumes, so that all the air shall be Arabia for me. Linnaeus fell on his knees and wept for joy when he saw for the first time the long heath of some English upland made yellow with the tawny aromatic brooms of the common furze; and I know that for me, to whom flowers are part of desire, there are tears waiting in the petals of some rose. It has always been so with me from my boyhood. There is not a single colour hidden away in the chalice of a flower, or the curve of a shell, to which, by some subtle sympathy with the very soul of things, my nature does not answer. Like Gautier, I have always been one of those 'pour qui le monde visible existe. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Linnaeus quotes by Carl Linnaeus
#18. The species and the genus are always the work of nature [i.e. specially created]; the variety mostly that of circumstance; the class and the order are the work of nature and art. #Quote by Carl Linnaeus
Linnaeus quotes by Carl Linnaeus
#19. Nature does not proceed by leaps. #Quote by Carl Linnaeus
Linnaeus quotes by Carl Linnaeus
#20. A herbarium is better than any illustration; every botanist should make one. #Quote by Carl Linnaeus
Linnaeus quotes by Carl Linnaeus
#21. Blessed be the Lord for the beauty of summer and spring, for the air, the water, the verdure, and the song of birds. #Quote by Carl Linnaeus
Linnaeus quotes by Carl Linnaeus
#22. Nomenclature, the other foundation of botany, should provide the names as soon as the classification is made ... If the names are unknown knowledge of the things also perishes ... For a single genus, a single name. #Quote by Carl Linnaeus
Linnaeus quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#23. Linnaeus, setting out for Lapland, surveys his "comb" and "spare shirt," "leathern breeches" and "gauze cap to keep off gnats," with as much complacency as Bonaparte a park of artillery for the Russian campaign. The quiet bravery of the man is admirable. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Linnaeus quotes by Carl Linnaeus
#24. Yet man does recognise himself [as an animal]. But I ask you and the whole world for a generic differentia between man and ape which conforms to the principles of natural history, I certainly know of none ... If I were to call man ape or vice versa, I should bring down all the theologians on my head. But perhaps I should still do it according to the rules of science. #Quote by Carl Linnaeus
Linnaeus quotes by Rob Dunn
#25. The astronomers looked up through telescopes and saw the sky in new detail. This draper, Leeuwenhoek, looked down and saw everything else. He saw that the world was mostly microscopic. All along, the biological story had seemed to be about humans, but Leeuwenhoek would show that we were enormous and oversized - the Big Gulps of life. Linnaeus would much later show that there were more big species than had been imagined. But it was Leeuwenhoek who showed that most life was many times smaller than us. History produces unlikely revolutionaries. Leeuwenhoek was to be, without doubt, a revolutionary #Quote by Rob Dunn
Linnaeus quotes by Carl Linnaeus
#26. Of what use are the great number of petrifactions, of different species, shape and form which are dug up by naturalists? Perhaps the collection of such specimens is sheer vanity and inquisitiveness. I do not presume to say; but we find in our mountains the rarest animals, shells, mussels, and corals embalmed in stone, as it were, living specimens of which are now being sought in vain throughout Europe. These stones alone whisper in the midst of general silence. #Quote by Carl Linnaeus
Linnaeus quotes by Carl Linnaeus
#27. The first step in wisdom is to know the things themselves; this notion consists in having a true idea of the objects; objects are distinguished and known by classifying them methodically and giving them appropriate names. Therefore, classification and name-giving will be the foundation of our science. #Quote by Carl Linnaeus
Linnaeus quotes by Carl Linnaeus
#28. There are as many species as the infinite being created diverse forms in the beginning, which, following the laws of generation, produced many others, but always similar to them: therefore there are as many species as we have different structures before us today. #Quote by Carl Linnaeus
Linnaeus quotes by Carl Linnaeus
#29. It is the genus that gives the characters, and not the characters that make the genus. #Quote by Carl Linnaeus
Linnaeus quotes by Matthew Arnold
#30. The interpretations of science do not give us this intimate sense of objects as the interpretations of poetry give it; they appeal to a limited faculty, and not to the whole man. It is not Linnaeus or Cavendish or Cuvier who gives us the true sense of animals, or water, or plants, who seizes their secret for us, who makes us participate in their life; it is Shakspeare [sic] ... Wordsworth ... Keats ... Chateaubriand ... Senancour. #Quote by Matthew Arnold
Linnaeus quotes by Maryrose Wood
#31. I hope you will understand it! Linnaeus says the plants get married and make new plant families, and then those families intermarry and create the species, and then the species intermarry and produce the varieties. You can see why Father would object."
"I suppose," says Weed. "But at least they were all legally wed. #Quote by Maryrose Wood
Linnaeus quotes by Carl Linnaeus
#32. If a tree dies, plant another in its place. #Quote by Carl Linnaeus

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