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George Cuvier Quotes and Sayings

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Hence the same instant which killed the animals froze
the country where they lived.
This event was sudden, instantaneous,
without any gradual development.
- George Cuvier

The older the layers, the more each of them is uniform over a great extent;
the newer the layers,
the more they are limited and subject to variation within small distances.
- George Cuvier

Secondly, the nature of the revolutions which have
altered the surface of the earth must have had a more
decisive effect on the terrestrial quadrupeds than on the marine animals.
- George Cuvier

The lowest and most level land areas show us,
especially when we dig there to very great depths,
nothing but horizontal layers of material more or less varied,
which almost all contain innumerable products of the sea.
- George Cuvier

 

Moreover, it thus follows that not a great deal of
time was needed for the large animals of the three
major parts of the world to become known to the people
who spent time on the coasts of those regions.
- George Cuvier

My object will be, first, to show by what connections
the history of the fossil bones of land animals is
linked to the theory of the earth and why they have
a particular importance in this respect.
- George Cuvier

But the revolutions and changes which are responsible
for the present state of the earth are not limited
to the upsetting of the ancient strata and to the ebbing
of the sea after the formations of new layers.
- George Cuvier

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Thus it cannot be denied that the masses which today
form our highest mountains were originally in a liquid state;
for a long time they were covered by waters which did not sustain any life.
- George Cuvier

The traces of upheavals become more impressive when
one moves a little higher,
when one gets even closer to the foot of the great mountain ranges.
There are still plenty of shell layers.
We notice them, even thicker and more solid ones.
- George Cuvier

The appearance of the bones of quadrupeds,
especially those of complete bodies in the strata,
tells us either that the layer itself which carries
them was in earlier times dry land or that dry land
was at least formed in the immediate area.
- George Cuvier

If the mind wants to comprehend reality,
it will have to come out of the past and the future.
But coming out of the past and the future,
it is no longer the mind at all.
Hence the insistence of all the great masters of the world
that the door to reality is no-mind.
- Osho

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
- Aldous Huxley

Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a
contribution to the advance of peace,
I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.
- Douglas MacArthur

The very essence of the creative is its novelty,
and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
- Carl Rogers

Hence it comes about that all armed Prophets have been victorious,
and all unarmed Prophets have been destroyed.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Hence, within the space of two generations there has
been a complete revolution in the attitude of the trades-unions
toward the women working in their trades.
- Florence Kelley

Japan and China are isolated and without intercourse with other countries;
hence the President directed me to attend to or watch
the state of affairs in China also.
- Townsend Harris

I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame,
hence guilt, in its recipient.
- Roland Barthes

Hence a ship is said to head the sea,
when her course is opposed to the setting or direction of the surges.
- William Falconer

I don't know who's 18 years old today that,
20 years hence, is going to be a jazz fan.
- Norman Granz

Hence the end of the world should be awaited with all
longing by all believers.
- William Ames

Krishna children were taught that in the spiritual
world there were no parents,
only souls and hence this justified their being kept out of view from others,
cloistered in separate buildings and sheltered from the evil material world.
- Mary Garden

Total falsehoods can be easily exposed for what they
are by citing exceptions to their claims.
Hence, they are less likely to be accepted as the total truth.
- Samuel P. Huntington

An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish.
Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.
- Eric Hoffer

All things are perceived in the light of charity,
and hence under the aspect of beauty;
for beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love.
- Evelyn Underhill

Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her,
alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.
- Wallace Stevens

Capitalism knows only one color: that color is green;
all else is necessarily subservient to it,
hence, race, gender and ethnicity cannot be considered within it.
- Thomas Sowell

And hence he must be invisible; for a spirit cannot
be seen by the eye of man:
nor is there any thing in this principle contradictory to reason or experience.
- Adam Clarke

Love must precede hatred, and nothing is hated save
through being contrary to a suitable thing which is loved.
And hence it is that every hatred is caused by love.
- Thomas Aquinas

If people would dare to speak to one another unreservedly,
there would be a good deal less sorrow in the world a hundred years hence.
- Samuel Butler

Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates.
- Marquis de Sade

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence,
in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there
cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
- Saint Augustine

Sometime in the future - 25, 50, 75 years hence -
what will the situation be like then? By that time
the Chinese will have the capability of delivery too.
- Curtis Lemay

When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing,
it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will
tell a hundred years hence.
- Samuel Butler

My field is with apex predators, hence your crocodiles,
your snakes, your spiders.
- Steve Irwin

I confess I enjoy democracy immensely.
It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing.
- H. L. Mencken

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
(and hence clamorous to be led to safety)
by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins,
all of them imaginary.
- H. L. Mencken

Pessimism only describes an attitude,
and not facts, and hence is entirely subjective.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Hence no force, however great, can stretch a cord,
however fine, into a horizontal line which is accurately straight:
there will always be a bending downwards.
- William Whewell

The repudiation of the primacy of understanding means
the repudiation of the norms of judgment as well,
and hence the abandonment of all ethical standards.
- Johan Huizinga

Today's acorns grow into the oak trees of thirty years hence.
But what acorns are we sowing today?
Imagine what an acorn-sized bit of prejudice or hatred would grow into.
Imagine what an acorn-sized bit of pollution can become.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I suppose subconsciously I was thinking in terms of
having the scale of it matching the scale of the images.
Hence the sort of string quartet, jazz band and electronic stuff.
- Jonny Greenwood

Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent
does not know what to defend;
and he is skilful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.
- Sun Tzu

Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise,
diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public,
hence ultimately of failure.
- Alvin Adams

America's future will be determined by the home and the school.
The child becomes largely what he is taught;
hence we must watch what we teach,
and how we live.
- Jane Addams

There are only two things.
Truth and lies.
Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself;
anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie.
- Franz Kafka

There is no end of craving.
Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness.
Therefore, acquire contentment.
- Sivananda

The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtle,
without being at all acute; hence there is so much
humour and so little wit in their literature.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly,
science into superstition, and art into pedantry.
Hence University education.
- George Bernard Shaw

All around us are the consequences of the most significant technological,
and hence cultural, revolution in generations.
- Lawrence Lessig

There is no reality of consciousness independent of
the effects of various vehicles of content on subsequent action (and hence,
of course, on memory).
- Daniel Clement Dennett

Hence it is that the shape of something is especially meaningful.
- James J. Gibson

These are the soul's changes.
I don't believe in ageing.
I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun.
Hence my optimism.
- Virginia Woolf

Equally, we require a collective past -
hence the endless reinterpretations of history,
frequently to suit the perceptions of the present.
- Penelope Lively

The indestructible is one: it is each individual human being and,
at the same time, it is common to all,
hence the incomparably indivisible union that exists between human beings.
- Franz Kafka

Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history,
since its statements are rather of the nature of universals,
whereas those of history are singulars.
- Aristotle

Hence we did not foster competition in our school,
on the contrary.
- Dora Russell

Science is analytical, descriptive, informative.
Man does not live by bread alone, but by science he attempts to do so.
Hence the deadliness of all that is purely scientific.
- Eric Gill

Hence the spiritual weariness of the conscientious mother -
you're always finding out just one more vital tidbit.
- Sonia Taitz

Hence it happens that one takes words for concepts,
and concepts for the things themselves.
- Johann G. Hamann

Conflicting commercial regulations of the different
States shackled and diminished both foreign and domestic trade;
hence the power to regulate commerce was conferred.
- Robert Toombs

We citizens don't need to know every detail of every
military operation in this new kind of war.
Nor should the media tell us and hence our enemy.
- David Hackworth

That religious earnestness forever tends toward fright
and hence towards brittleness and inquisition is clear
enough in mythology and history.
- Thomas Howard

The limitation of riots, moral questions aside,
is that they cannot win and their participants know it.
Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary
because it invites defeat.
It involves an emotional catharsis,
but it must be followed by a sense of futility.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is that of increasing knowledge of empirical fact,
intimately combined with changing interpretations of this body of fact -
hence changing general statements about it -
and,
not least, a changing a structure of the theoretical system.
- Talcott Parsons

There exists only the present instant...
a Now which always and without end is itself new.
There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow,
but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as
it will be a thousand years hence.
- Meister Eckhart

Throughout this evolution from left to right,
Beard always detested war.
Hence his writings were slanted to show that the military
side of history was insignificant or a mere reflection of economic forces.
- Samuel E. Morison

The myths have always condemned those who "looked back."
Condemned them,
whatever the paradise may have been which they were leaving.
Hence this shadow over each departure from your decision.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Men may be spoiled by education, even as they are spoiled by illiteracy.
Education is the preparation of the mind for future work,
hence men should be educated with special reference to the work.
- Timothy Thomas Fortune

To those who ask what the infinitely small quantity in mathematics is,
we answer that it is actually zero.
Hence there are not so many mysteries hidden in this
concept as they are usually believed to be.
- Leonhard Euler

Hence my obstinate emphasis on stylistic continuity
from work to work rather than specific sibling relationships
between the individual work and other members of its
stylistic 'family' in the world outside.
- Brian Ferneyhough


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