"My object will be, first, to show by what connections the history of the fossil bones of land animals is linked to the theory of the earth and why they have a particular importance in this respect."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Georges Cuvier on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Georges Cuvier on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Georges Cuvier on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Georges Cuvier on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Georges Cuvier on Abraham Lincoln
"Why has not anyone seen that fossils alone gave birth to a theory about the formation of the earth, that without them, no one would have ever dreamed that there were successive epochs in the formation of the globe."