Karl Ritter von Goebel Quote

If we may use a metaphor, we might say that Botanical Science is like a mountaineer, who, after long, weary climbing, only discovers that after all there still rises - steep and apparently impossible to scale - the real peak; but, notwithstanding this, on casting his eyes around, he finds himself well rewarded for the toil he has undergone.


On the Study of Adaptations in Plants, Science Progress, 1894

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If we may use a metaphor, we might say that Botanical Science is like a mountaineer, who, after long, weary climbing, only discovers that after all...

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If we may use a metaphor, we might say that Botanical Science is like a mountaineer, who, after long, weary climbing, only discovers that after all...

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If we may use a metaphor, we might say that Botanical Science is like a mountaineer, who, after long, weary climbing, only discovers that after all...

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If we may use a metaphor, we might say that Botanical Science is like a mountaineer, who, after long, weary climbing, only discovers that after all...