Robert Hooke Quote
There is scarce any one invention, which this nation has produced in our age, but it has some way or other been set forward by his assistance.... He is indeed a man born for the good of mankind, and for the honour of his country.... So I may thank God, that Dr. Wilkins was an Englishman, for wherever he had lived, there had been the chief seat of generous knowledge and true philosophy.
Micrographia (ed. Science Heritage Limited, 1667)