Jean-Henri Fabre Quotes

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Jean-Henri Fabre Quotes

You speak to me, in your own fashion, of a strange psychology which is able to reconcile the wonders of a master craftsmanship with aberrations due to unfathomable stupidity.
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The mind is an activity, not a repository.

— Jean-Henri Fabre

What matters in learning is not to be taught, but to wake up.

— Jean-Henri Fabre

Science too proceeds by lantern-flashes; it explores nature's inexhaustible mosiac piece by piece. Too often the wick lacks oil; the glass panes of the lantern may not be clean. No matter : his work is not in vain who first recognizes and shows to others one speck of the vast unknown.

— Jean-Henri Fabre

Let us turn elsewhere, to the wasps and bees, who unquestionably come first in the laying up of a heritage for their offspring.

— Jean-Henri Fabre

Let us dig our furrow in the fields of the commonplace.

— Jean-Henri Fabre

History celebrates the battlefields whereon we meet our death, but scorns to speak of the plowed fields whereby we thrive. It knows the names of the king's bastards but cannot tell us the origin of wheat. This is the way of human folly.

— Jean-Henri Fabre

History records the names of royal bastards, but cannot tell us the origin of wheat.

— Jean-Henri Fabre

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