Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Quote

“[M]y work, which I've done for a long time, was not pursued in order to gain the praise I now enjoy, but chiefly from a craving after knowledge, which I notice resides in me more than in most other men. And therewithal, whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof.”

~ Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Letter of June 12, 1716

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Anonymous    2/7/05
J Carlton, Calgary

Every now and then, curiosity and intelligence win out over indoctrination.

E Archer, NYC

Knowledge is Power, and Truth indeed Reigns.


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