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date: 13 April 2024

Comte de Buffon 1707–88
French naturalist 

  1. These things [subject matter] are external to the man; style is the man.
    Discours sur le style (address given to the Académie Française, 25 August 1753)
  2. Genius is only a greater aptitude for patience.
    Hérault de Séchelles Voyage à Montbar (1803); see Carlyle