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Cyrano de Bergerac —
born on March 06, 1619,
died on July 28, 1655
Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac was a French novelist, playwright, epistolarian and duelist... (wikipedia)
A large nose is the mark of a witty, courteous, affable, generous and liberal man.
I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone.
I planted my self in the middle of a great many Glasses full of Dew, tied fast about me, upon which the Sun so violently darted his Rays, that the Heat, which attracted them, as it does the thickest Clouds, carried me up so high, that at length I found my self above the middle Region of the Air.
The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages.