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Claude Levi Strauss
November 28, 1908 -
Nationality: French
Category: Scientist
Subcategory: French Scientist

Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.


I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact.


The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions.


Our system is the height of absurdity, since we treat the culprit both as a child, so as to have the right to punish him, and as an adult, in order to deny him consolation.


Just as the individual is not alone in the group, nor any one in society alone among the others, so man is not alone in the universe.


The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.


The world began without man, and it will complete itself without him.


The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions.


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