Quote by: Alexander von Humboldt

While we maintain the unity of the human species, we at the same time repel the depressing assumption of superior and inferior races of men. There are nations more susceptible of cultivation, more highly civilized, more ennobled by mental cultivation than others—but none in themselves nobler than others.

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Author Bio

  • NameAlexander von Humboldt
  • DescriptionPrussian geographer, naturalist and explorer
  • AliasesFriedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt
  • BornSeptember 14, 1769
  • DiedMay 6, 1859
  • CountryPrussia; Germany
  • ProfessionGeologist; Explorer; Botanist; Geographer; Geheimrat; Chamberlain; Oceanographer; Demographer; Volcanologist; Travel Writer; Science Writer; Meteorologist; Polymath; Patron; Zoologist; Naturalist; Essayist; Mineralogist; Astronomer; Climatologist; Ethnologist
  • AwardsMerit Order Of The Bavarian Crown; Order Of The Rose; Order Of The Dannebrog; Grand Cross Of The Legion Of Honour; Mexican Imperial Orders; Order Of Christ; Order Of Alexander Nevsky (Russia); Order Of St. Vladimir; Order Of The White Falcon; Order Of Saints Maurice And Lazarus; Order Of Charles III; Pour Le Mérite; Bavarian Maximilian Order For Science And Art; Copley Medal; Order Of Merit For Arts And Science; Knight Of The Order Of St. Alexander Nevsky; Honorary Citizen Of Berlin; Order Of The Black Eagle