Carolus Linnaeus Quotes

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Carolus Linnaeus was a Swedish botanicus who is considered the father of Botany and taxonomy of plants.

Born May 23, 1707
Died January 10, 1778

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Best 15 Quotes by Carolus Linnaeus

“A herbarium is better than any illustration; every botanist should make one.”

Carolus Linnaeus

“A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discovers are among them, as comets amongst the stars.”

Carolus Linnaeus

“Fate is always against great things.”

Carolus Linnaeus

“If a tree dies, plant another in its place.”

Carolus Linnaeus

“If you do not know the names of things, the knowledge of them is lost, too.”

Carolus Linnaeus

“In natural science the principles of truth ought to be confirmed by observation.”

Carolus Linnaeus

“It is not God, but people themselves who shorten their lives by not keeping physically fit.”

Carolus Linnaeus

“Nature does not proceed by leaps.”

Carolus Linnaeus

“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.”

Carolus Linnaeus

“The plant kingdom covers the entire earth, offering our senses great pleasure and the delights of summer.”

Carolus Linnaeus

“To live by medicine is to live horribly.”

Carolus Linnaeus

“When all the thoughts are concerning one thing and the person loses interest in other things, the melancholy begins.”

Carolus Linnaeus

“When the spiritual light is concentrated in the brain, everything else must be sinking in the dark.”

Carolus Linnaeus

“Why is it so strange that I cannot see God if I cannot even see the Self that lives in me?”

Carolus Linnaeus

"Philosophia Botanica" Quotes

“Stones grow, plants grow, and live, animals grow live and feel.”

Carolus Linnaeus
Philosophia Botanica