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Georges Louis Buffon Quotes


French naturalist
(1707 - 1788)

Genius is a superior aptitude to patience.
[Genius]
 

Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; bold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.
[Patience]
 

Style is a man's own; it is a part of his nature.
[Style]
 

The human mind cannot create anything. It produces nothing until after having been fertilized by experience and meditation; its acquisitions are the germs of its production.
[Mind]
 

To write well is to think well, to feel well, and to render well; it is to possess at once intellect, soul, and taste.