Charles Darwin Quote
I have rarely read anything which has interested me more, though I have not read as yet more than a quarter of the book proper. From quotations which I had seen, I had a high notion of Aristotle's merits, but I had not the most remote notion what a wonderful man he was. Linnaeus and Cuvier have been my two gods, though in very different ways, but they were mere schoolboys to old Aristotle.
volume III, chapter VI: "Miscellanea", page 252; letter to William Ogle (22 February 1882) - The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin (1887)