19th-century Explorer Quotes
First of all, a scientist must be endowed with an imagination, for imagination plays no less important a part in science than it does in art. Imagination is as necessary as is painstaking work on collected material. Without imagination scientific work is just an assortment of facts and conclusions — empty, chaotic, and often barren.
The termites, ever hard at work, were reconstructing their habitations. Strange Arachnidios, such as the silkweaving spider, ma-vuvi (Nephita bragantina) were swinging from spray to spray, fastening them together with their delicate yellow webs. The active and obscure Xylophages were mining to the very heart the knotted trunks of ancient trees.
The Mystery of Nature only serves to draw us on. We cannot Resist. But then comes our reward. The deeper we penetrate the higher is our exaltation. Those who pierce farthest into the mystery of Nature enjoy the purst delight. So on and on we have to go - layman and scientist alike. And we shall never stop. The lure is too great.