Konrad von Gesner Quotes (1 quote)
“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”
The New Statesman (1933-02-25)
“All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.”
―Edgar Allan Poe
Attributed. Variant: "all religion is simply evolved out of chicanery, fear, greed, imagination and poetry". Quoted in: "Edgar Allan Poe" by John Alexander Joyce, F.T. Neely Company, 1901
“Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government.”
Buffalo Bill Museum (1995 edition)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsKonrad von Gesner
Born: March 26, 1516
Died: December 13, 1565 (aged 49)
Bio: Conrad Gesner was a Swiss naturalist and bibliographer. His five-volume Historiae animalium is considered the beginning of modern zoology, and the flowering plant genus Gesneria is named after him. He is denoted by the author abbreviation Gesner when citing a botanical name.
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