Konrad von Gesner Quotes (1 quote)
“It's just not easy to explain to someone else what you don't understand yourself.”
Poems, New and Collected, 1957-1997 (2000 edition), p. xv
All Families are Psychotic (2001)
“The theory of interest was wrapped in utter obscurity, until Hume and Smith dispelled the vapor.”
Book II, On Distribution, Chapter VIII, Section I, p. 354 - A Treatise On Political Economy (Fourth Edition)(1832)
“If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.”
A Memorable Fancy - The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790–1793)
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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.