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Antonie van Leeuwenhoek I have oft-times been besought, by divers gentlemen, to set down on paper what I have beheld through my newly invented microscopia, but I have generally declined.
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek We will admit that, out of the mud or sand which is found on the seashore or the beds of our rivers, at low water, shellfish or testaceous animals come forth, but it does not from thence by any means
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek For my part, I hold it equally impossible for a small shellfish to be produced without generation as for a whale to have its origin from the mud.
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek People who look for the first time through a microscope say, 'Now I see this, and then I see that,' and even a skilled observer can be fooled. On these observations I have spent more time than many wi
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek My determination is not to remain stubbornly with my ideas, but I'll leave them and go over to others as soon as I am shown plausible reasons which I can grasp.
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Man comes not from an egg but from an animalcule that is found in male sperm.