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I am convinced, by repeated observation, that marbles, lime-stones, chalks, marls, clays, sand, and almost all terrestrial substances, wherever situated, are full of shells and other spoils of the ocean.
— Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte De Buffon —

The style is the man himself

— Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte De Buffon

The great workman of nature is time.

— Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte De Buffon

Writing well is at one and the same time good thinking, good feeling, and good expression; it is having wit, soul, and taste, all together.

— Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte De Buffon

Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.

— Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte De Buffon

Only those works which are well-written will pass to posterity: the amount of knowledge, the uniqueness of the facts, even the novelty of the discoveries are no guarantees of immortality ... These things are exterior to a man but style is the man himself.

— Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte De Buffon

Genius is only a greater aptitude for patience.

— Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte De Buffon

Genius is simply patience carried to the extreme.

— Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte De Buffon

Style supposes the reunion and the exercise of all the intellectual faculties. The style is the man.

— Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte De Buffon

Style is the essence of man

— Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte De Buffon

There is nothing good in love but the physical part.

— Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte De Buffon

To be and to think are one and the same for us.

— Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte De Buffon

For the little that one has reflected on the origin of our knowledge, it is easy to perceive that we can acquire it only by means of comparison. That which is absolutely incomparable is wholly incomprehensible. God is the only example that we could give here. He cannot be comprehended, because he cannot be compared. But all which is susceptible of comparison, everything that we can perceive by different aspects, all that we can consider relatively, can always be judged according to our knowledge.

— Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte De Buffon

Let us suppose, that the Old and New worlds were formerly but one continent, and that, by a violent earthquake, the ancient Atalantis [sic] of Plato was sunk ... The sea would necessarily rush in from all quarters, and form what is now called the Atlantic ocean.

— Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte De Buffon

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