Fossil Record

Famous quotes containing the words fossil and/or record:

    The earth is not a mere fragment of dead history, stratum upon stratum like the leaves of a book, to be studied by geologists and antiquaries chiefly, but living poetry like the leaves of a tree, which precede flowers and fruit,—not a fossil earth, but a living earth; compared with whose great central life all animal and vegetable life is merely parasitic.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The history of the world is the record of the weakness, frailty and death of public opinion.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)