Quotes by John Ray

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John Ray (November 29, 1627 January 17, 1705) was an English naturalist, sometimes referred to as the father of English natural history. Until 1670 he wrote his name as John Wray. more

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Never meet trouble half-way.

Many without punishment, none without sin.
Diseases are the tax on pleasures.
Children are poor men's riches.
There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
Industry is fortunes right hand, and frugality its left.