Summit Quotes (5 quotes)
Man is the summit, the crown of nature's development, and must comprehend everything that has preceded him, even as the fruit includes within itself all the earlier developed parts of the plant. In a word, Man must represent the whole world in miniature.
One will see a layer of smooth stones, popularly called fluitati [diluvium], and over these another layer of smaller pebbles, thirdly sand, and finally earth, and you will see this repeatedly up to the summit of the Mountain. This clearly shows that the order has been caused by many floods, not just one.
There are no summits without abysses.
There is no royal road to science, and only those who do not dread the fatiguing climb of its steep paths have a chance of gaining its luminous summits.
Those who know physicists and mountaineers know the traits they have in common: a dream-and-drive spirit, a bulldog tenacity of purpose, and an openness to try any route to the summit.