Carl Linnaeus Quote

The first step in wisdom is to know the things themselves; this notion consists in having a true idea of the objects; objects are distinguished and known by classifying them methodically and giving them appropriate names. Therefore, classification and name-giving will be the foundation of our science.


Systema Naturae (1735), trans. M. S. J. Engel-Ledeboer and H. Engel (1964)

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The first step in wisdom is to know the things themselves; this notion consists in having a true idea of the objects; objects are distinguished and...

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The first step in wisdom is to know the things themselves; this notion consists in having a true idea of the objects; objects are distinguished and...

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The first step in wisdom is to know the things themselves; this notion consists in having a true idea of the objects; objects are distinguished and...

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The first step in wisdom is to know the things themselves; this notion consists in having a true idea of the objects; objects are distinguished and...