Johann Gottfried Herder
(25 Aug 1744 - 18 Dec 1803)
Science Quotes by Johann Gottfried Herder (1 quote)
So says the most ancient book of the Earth; thus it is written on its leaves of marble, lime, sand, slate, and clay: ... that our Earth has fashioned itself, from its chaos of substances and powers, through the animating warmth of the creative spirit, to a peculiar and original whole, by a series of preparatory revolutions, till at last the crown of its creation, the exquisite and tender creature man, was enabled to appear.
— Johann Gottfried Herder