The best Quotes by Alexander von Humboldt

The best Quotes by Alexander von Humboldt

Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (14 September 1769 - 6 May 1859) was a German polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer, and proponent of Romantic philosophy and science. He was the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher, and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767–1835).

Ideas can only be useful when they come to life in many minds.
Nature has to be felt.
Cruelty against animals is one of the most specific signs of ignorant people.
Truth is very valuable, finding truth is even better.
Traveling for the first time has something very touching to it.
Even in science, one of the strongest incentives is jealousy.
It's more important how humans handle their destiny, than what it actually is.
Man has to strive for the good and the great. Everything else is made by destiny.

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Sometimes all a girl really needed was a very bad idea.
Great execution is at least 10 times more important and a 100 times harder than a good idea.
Ideas are cheap and easy, and there are a lot of them.
What began as a common desire to secure wilderness for people to enjoy, has become a worldwide movement to preserve these areas for future generations. They're a place to escape the burdens of everyday life and an inspiration for our children. They're a haven for endangered species and a hotbed for scientific research.
Our Great National Parks - Season 1 Episode 1
Nature's creative power is far beyond man's instinct of destruction.
We are not to tell Nature what she's gotta be! She's clever. She's always got better imagination than we have.
A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes, or designer clothes. A water logged stick will do just fine. A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, clever or dull, smart or dumb. Give him your heart and he'll give you his. How many people can you say that about? How many people can make you feel rare and pure and special? How many people can make you feel extraordinary?
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Who feeds a hungry animal, feeds his own soul.
6
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
6
Traveling is like flirting with life. It's like saying "I would stay and love you, but I have to go".
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The world is like a book. Those who don't travel read only one page.
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Because sometimes, even when you know how something's gonna end, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the ride.
Ted Mosby in How I Met Your Mother - Season 2 Episode 14
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Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
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The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
4
Things never happen the same way twice.
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Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different...
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Every Star that you see in the Sky might be a sun to someone.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist knows it.
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I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.
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The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
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Quiet people have the loudest minds.
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A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself.
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.
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Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
1
I am not the least afraid to die.
Charles Darwin - last words - April 19th 1882
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A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
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Tell your son to stop trying to fill your head with science - for to fill your heart with love is enough!
Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt.
Cogito, ergo sum. I think; therefore I am.
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It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
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I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.
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We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.
The best way to learn something is to have to teach it.
Quantum physics thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe.
The present is the only thing that has no end.
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024

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