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Professor Pierre Aronnax Quotes

12 of the best book quotes from Professor Pierre Aronnax
  1. #1
    “As to classing it in the list of fables, the idea was out of the question.”
  2. #2
    “His countenance had resumed its habitual imperturbability.”
  3. #3
    “God, if he believed in one—his conscience, if he had one—were the sole judges to whom he was answerable.”
  4. #4
    [S]team seems to have killed all gratitude in the hearts of sailors.
  5. #6
    “I am not what you call a civilised man! I have done with society entirely, for reasons which I alone have the right of appreciating. I do not, therefore, obey its laws, and I desire you never to allude to them before me again!”
  1. #7
    Nature’s creative power is far beyond man’s instinct of destruction.
  2. #8
    If his destiny be strange, it is also sublime.
  3. #9
    May the judge disappear, and the philosopher continue the peaceful exploration of the sea!
  4. #10
    The human mind delights in grand conceptions of supernatural beings.
  5. #11
    I thanked Captain Nemo, and went up to the shelves of the library. Works on science, morals, and literature abounded in every language; but I did not see one single work on political economy; that subject appeared to be strictly proscribed. Strange to say, all these books were irregularly arranged, in whatever language they were written; and this medley proved that the Captain of the Nautilus must have read indiscriminately the books which he took up by chance.
  6. #12
    However, everything has an end, everything passes away, even the hunger of people who have not eaten for fifteen hours. Our appetites satisfied, we felt overcome with sleep.

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