18th-century Geographer Quotes
The great and solemn spirit that pervades the intellectual labor [of science] arises from the sublime consciousness of striving toward the infinite, and of grasping all that is revealed to us amid the boundless and inexhaustible fullness of creation, development, and being.
Alexander von Humboldt
Our earth is a star among the stars; and should not we who are on it prepare ourselves by it for the contemplation of the universe and its Author?
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