Quotation Explorer - 'Alexander Von Humboldt'

What we glean from travellers' vivid descriptions has a special charm; whatever is far off and suggestive excites our imagination; such pleasures tempt us far more than anything we may daily experience in the narrow circle of sedentary life. - Alexander von Humboldt
The philosophical study of nature endeavors, in the the vicissitudes of phenomena, to connect the present with the past. - Alexander von Humboldt
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