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Alexander von Humboldt Quotes – 20 Inspirational Sayings of the German Naturalist

Looking for inspirational Alexander von Humboldt quotes? Then you've come to the right place! The polymath and tireless natural scientist had a major influence on our understanding of nature - and still does today. In my opinion, his findings and wisdom are extremely valuable for an environmentally friendly and sustainable development. sustainable lifestyle in our society.

In this article, I would therefore like to put together the best quotes by Alexander Humboldt for you. Let's go!

My please: Keep in mind that many of the quotes from Alexander von Humboldt have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them before you share them. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

20 Wisdoms And Quotes From Alexander Von Humboldt

Humboldt quickly realized that nature is a connected, living whole. He saw that we humans, like all other living creatures, are also only a part of this whole are.

But at the moment, we humans are behaving as if we are superior to nature. The following short quotes therefore also serve to develop a greater awareness of our responsibility on this planet. Have fun!

Alexander von Humboldt quotes 1 - 10

  1. "Nature must be experienced through feeling."
  2. "The most dangerous worldview is the view of those who have never looked at the world."
  3. "Time is a great teacher. It's just too bad she kills her students."
  4. "Every law of nature that reveals itself to the observer suggests a higher, still unrecognized."
  5. "It is not enough to complain; one has to work at remedying the complaints."
  6. "It is as useless as it is foolish not to give himself calmly and quietly to the unchangeable."
  7. "I gratefully enjoy everything that comes from outside, but I'm not attached to anything."
  8. "Cruelty to animals is one of the most significant vices of a low and ignoble people. Wherever one notices them, they constitute a sign of ignorance and brutality which cannot be painted over even by all the evidence of wealth and luxury."
  9. "With the knowledge comes the thinking."
  10. "Everywhere an earlier suspection precedes later knowledge."

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Alexander von Humboldt quotes 11 - 20

  1. "At the end of the course, how little is asked for what we experienced, and how infinitely much for what came out of it."
  2. "Surrender and frugality above all, are what lead safely through life."
  3. "Everyone must have the courage of conviction."
  4. "When you hear him teach history, you wish you were Adam when history was still very short."
  5. "Even the desert revives as soon as one encounters the traces of the hardworking hand of man."
  6. "Have awe for the tree it is one big wonder, that was sacred to your ancestors. Hostility to the tree is a sign of the inferiority of a society and of the low mind of any individual."
  7. "In the environment, as in the creations of the human mind, dream images begin where reliable knowledge ends."
  8. "Thinking and knowledge should always keep equal pace. Otherwise knowledge remains dead and barren."
  9. "Bolder than exploring the unknown might be doubting the known."
  10. "Man must want what is good and great. The rest depends on fate."

Can you think of any other sayings by Alexander von Humboldt that I should definitely make an inspirational collection about? Then always come up with your ideas in the comments!

Frequently asked questions about Alexander von Humboldt

Who was Alexander von Humboldt?

Alexander von Humboldt was a famous German naturalist, explorer and cosmopolitan who lived from 1769 to 1859. He is considered a kind of "second Columbus" because he discovered America in a scientific way and explored its countries, animals and plants.

What all was named after Alexander von Humboldt?

As he explored countless countries, animals and plants, countless things have been named after him over the centuries. For example, an ocean current (Humboldt Current), a mountain (Pico Humboldt), a penguin species (Humboldt Penguin), a legume (Humboldtia), a mineral (Humboldtine), places (e.g. Humboldt in Nebraska) or streets. (e.g. Humboldtgasse in Vienna)

Which books did Alexander von Humboldt write?

Alexander von Humboldt's works include "Animal Life" (1799 to 1804), "Views of Nature" (1808) and his five-volume work "Cosmos" (1845 to 1862), the "Outline of a Physical Description of the World".

The best wisdom from Alexander von Humboldt Use as a source of inspiration

Alexander von Humboldt knew what we would do to the earth if we did not come to our senses. Today, for better or worse, we have to deal with the many Environmental problems of our time that we have created over many decades with announcement. I hope that Humboldt's wisdom and quotes will provide you with the inspiration you need, become part of their solution themselves.

If you want to find out more about Alexander von Humboldt, then I can only warmly recommend the book "Alexander von Humboldt and the Invention of Nature" by Andrea Wulf* to your heart. Above all, you will learn how he lived, thought, discovered and how he developed his understanding of nature.

Finally, I would like to provide you with further articles that correspond to Humboldt's values and should promote your personal development:

Do you have any questions, suggestions or other quotes that I should include in this article about the famous naturalist? Then I look forward to your comments!

Stay conscious of nature,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: Just look around a bit more in the Quotes blog around. There you will also find, for example, the best Quotes From Evolutionary Scientist Charles Darwin.

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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