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George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon
(1707-1788) born on
Sep 07
French naturalist. He was the first to develop a theory of geological eras and organic evolution in "Histoire Naturelle," 1749-88.
         
   
F
Genius is only a greater aptitude for patience.

R
The discoveries that one can make with the microscope amount to very little, for one sees with the mind's eye and without the microscope the real existence of all these little beings.
A
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.
N
These things [subject matter] are external to the man; style is the man.
K
Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Oxford Dictionary of Quotations," by Oxford University Press, 1979, 1985.
R: In "Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations," ed. Jason Shulman & Isaac Asimov, 1988.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: "Dkiscours sur le style."
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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