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    A practical botanist will distinguish at the first glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: loss 
     
    A herbarium is better than any illustration; every botanist should make one.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    There are some viviparous flies, which bring forth 2,000 young. These in a little time would fill the air, and like clouds intercept the rays of the sun, unless they were devoured by birds, spiders, and many other animals.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: animals  time  young 
     
    To live by medicine is to live horribly.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: live  medicine 
     
    We admit as many genera as there are different groups of natural species of which the fructification has the same structure.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    It is the genus that gives the characters, and not the characters that make the genus.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: character 
     
    Natural bodies are divided into three kingdomes of nature: viz. the mineral, vegetable, and animal kingdoms. Minerals grow, Plants grow and live, Animals grow, live, and have feeling.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: animals  live  body 
     
    This drink has a magical power. It strengthens the weak, and revives those who have fainted. Those tired after work and physical activity can return their life forces by this drink much sooner than by nourishment. ... It works as a diuretic, an appetizer, an antitoxin.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: work  power 
     
    No one has been a greater botanist or zoologist. No one has written more books, more correctly, more methodically, from personal experience. No one has more completely changed a whole science and started a new epoch.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    Nature does not proceed by leaps.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: nature 
     
    Nature's economy shall be the base for our own, for it is immutable, but ours is secondary. An economist without knowledge of nature is therefore like a physicist without knowledge of mathematics.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discovers are among them, as comets amongst the stars.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: work  star  true 
     
    I demand of you, and of the whole world, that you show me a generic character... by which to distinguish between Man and Ape. I myself most assuredly know of none.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: character  men  world 
     
    Nomenclature, the other foundation of botany, should provide the names as soon as the classification is made... If the names are unknown knowledge of the things also perishes... For a single genus, a single name.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    Yet man does recognise himself [as an animal]. But I ask you and the whole world for a generic differentia between man and ape which conforms to the principles of natural history, I certainly know of none... If I were to call man ape or vice versa, I should bring down all the theologians on my head. But perhaps I should still do it according to the rules of science.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: men  world  rules 
     
    Blessed be the Lord for the beauty of summer and spring, for the air, the water, the verdure, and the song of birds.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: beauty  blessed  summer  song  water 
     
    Stones grow, plants grow, and live, animals grow live and feel.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: animals  live 
     
    As one sits here in summertime and listens to the cuckoo and all the other bird songs, the crackling and buzzing of insects, as one gazes at the shining colors of flowers, doth one become dumbstruck before the Kingdom of the Creator.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: song  flowers 
     
    In natural science the principles of truth ought to be confirmed by observation.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: truth 
     
    The plant kingdom covers the entire earth, offering our senses great pleasure and the delights of summer.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: earth  pleasure  summer 
     
    It is not God, but people themselves who shorten their lives by not keeping physically fit.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: people  live  god 
     
    The first step in wisdom is to know the things themselves; this notion consists in having a true idea of the objects; objects are distinguished and known by classifying them methodically and giving them appropriate names. Therefore, classification and name-giving will be the foundation of our science.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: true  giving  wisdom  ideas 
     
    If you do not know the names of things, the knowledge of them is lost, too.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: lost 
     
    If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: die 
     
    There is no generation from an egg in the Mineral Kingdom. Hence no vascular circulation of the humours as in the remaining Natural Kingdoms.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: humour 
     
    The names of the plants ought to be stable [certa], consequently they should be given to stable genera.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    When all the thoughts are concerning one thing and the person loses interest in other things, the melancholy begins.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: people  thoughts 
     
    Botany is based on fixed genera.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    Fragments of the natural method must be sought with the greatest care. This is the first and last desideratum among botanists.Nature makes no jumps.[Natura non facit saltus]All taxa show relationships on all sides like the countries on a map of the world.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: world  care  relationship 
     
    Linnea.... A plant of Lapland, lowly, insignificant, disregarded, flowering but for a brief space - from Linnaeus who resembles it.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: space 
     
    The species and the genus are always the work of nature [i.e. specially created]; the variety mostly that of circumstance; the class and the order are the work of nature and art.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: nature  work 
     
    There are as many species as the infinite being created diverse forms in the beginning, which, following the laws of generation, produced many others, but always similar to them: therefore there are as many species as we have different structures before us today.
    — Carl Linnaeus
    tags: law 
     
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