Carl Linnaeus Quote

For wealth disappears, the most magnificent houses fall into decay, the most numerous family at some time or another comes to an end: the greatest and the most prosperous kingdoms can be overthrown: but the whole of Nature must be blotted out before the race of plants passes away, and he is forgotten who in Botany held up the torch.


Critica Botanica, Generic Names (p. 68), The Ray Society. 1938

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For wealth disappears, the most magnificent houses fall into decay, the most numerous family at some time or another comes to an end: the greatest...

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For wealth disappears, the most magnificent houses fall into decay, the most numerous family at some time or another comes to an end: the greatest...

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For wealth disappears, the most magnificent houses fall into decay, the most numerous family at some time or another comes to an end: the greatest...

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For wealth disappears, the most magnificent houses fall into decay, the most numerous family at some time or another comes to an end: the greatest...