Alexander von Humboldt Quote

Nature can only exercise a magical power over us as long as their action is shrouded in mystery and darkness, and does not admit of being classed among the conditions with which experience has made us acquainted.


Translated by E. C. Otte, Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe, (Volume 1)

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Nature can only exercise a magical power over us as long as their action is shrouded in mystery and darkness, and does not admit of being classed...

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Nature can only exercise a magical power over us as long as their action is shrouded in mystery and darkness, and does not admit of being classed...

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Nature can only exercise a magical power over us as long as their action is shrouded in mystery and darkness, and does not admit of being classed...

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Nature can only exercise a magical power over us as long as their action is shrouded in mystery and darkness, and does not admit of being classed...