Robert Hooke Quote
It is the great prerogative of Mankind above other Creatures, that we are not only able to behold the works of Nature, or barely to sustain our lives by them, but we have also the power of considering, comparing, altering, assisting, and improving them to various uses.
Micrographia, Preface (First page), Printed by Jo. Martyn & Ja. Allestry. 1665