Alexander von Humboldt Quote

Nature, in the manifold signification of the word - whether considered as the universality of all that is and ever will be - as the inner moving force of all phenomena, or as their mysterious prototype - reveals itself to the simple mind and feelings of man as something earthly, and closely allied to himself.


Translated by E. C. Otte, Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe (Volume 1), General Review of Natural Phenomena (p. 82)

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Nature, in the manifold signification of the word - whether considered as the universality of all that is and ever will be - as the inner moving...

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Nature, in the manifold signification of the word - whether considered as the universality of all that is and ever will be - as the inner moving...

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Nature, in the manifold signification of the word - whether considered as the universality of all that is and ever will be - as the inner moving...

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Nature, in the manifold signification of the word - whether considered as the universality of all that is and ever will be - as the inner moving...