Louis Agassiz

1807 - 1873

A Quote by Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz on belief, conflict, discovery, people, science, and truth

Every great scientific truth goes through three stages: First, people say it conflicts with the Bible. Next they say it had been discovered before. Lastly, they say they always believed it.

Louis Agassiz (1807 - 1873)

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A Quote by Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz on mind, nature, study, and trifle

The study of Nature is intercourse with the Highest Mind. You should never trifle with Nature.

Louis Agassiz (1807 - 1873)

Source: Agassiz at Penikese

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A Quote by Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz on money and time

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I cannot afford to waste my time making money.

Louis Agassiz (1807 - 1873)

Source: Letter refusing lecture course offer

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A Quote by Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz on earth, god, and work

The glacier was God's great plough . . . set at work ages ago to grind, furrow, and knead over, as it were, the surface of the earth?

Louis Agassiz (1807 - 1873)

Source: Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations, by Jason Shulman & Isaac Asimov, 1988.

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A Quote by Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz on facts, laws, and stupidity

Facts are stupid until brought into connection with some general law.

Louis Agassiz (1807 - 1873)

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A Quote by Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz on life, science, time, truth, and world

The time has come when scientific truth must cease to be the property of the few-when it must be woven into the common life of the world.

Louis Agassiz (1807 - 1873)

Source: Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations, by Jason Shulman & Isaac Asimov, 1988.

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