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Francois Arago (1786 - 1853)
Connaître, decouvrir, communiquer -- telle est la destinée d'un savant.
To get to know, to discover, to publish -- this is the destiny of scientist.
Quoted in A L Mackay, Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (London 1994)
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