Carolus Linnaeus Quotes



Best 15 Quotes by Carolus Linnaeus

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

“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.”

“Fate is always against great things.”

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

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

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

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

“Nature does not proceed by leaps.”

“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.”

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

“To live by medicine is to live horribly.”

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

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

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

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