Louis Agassiz — Swiss Scientist born on May 28, 1807, died on December 14, 1873

Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz was a Swiss-born and European-trained biologist and geologist recognized as an innovative and prodigious scholar of Earth's natural history, with later American writings that have received scrutiny because of particular racial themes. Agassiz grew up in Switzerland, and studied and received Doctor of Philosophy and medical degrees at Erlangen and Munich, respectively. After further studies with Cuvier and von Humboldt in Paris, Agassiz proceeded with research leading to his appointment as professor of natural history at University of Neuchâtel... (wikipedia)

The glacier was God's great plough set at work ages ago to grind, furrow, and knead over, as it were, the surface of the earth.
The study of Nature is intercourse with the Highest Mind. You should never trifle with Nature.
Every scientific truth goes through three states: first, people say it conflicts with the Bible; next, they say it has been discovered before; lastly, they say they always believed it.
I cannot afford to waste my time making money.
Facts are stupid until brought into connection with some general law.