Jules Verne quote about men from Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea - The earth does not want new continents, but new men.
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The earth does not want new continents, but new men.
 Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (1870). copy citation

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Author Jules Verne
Source Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea
Topic men change discovery
Date 1870
Language English
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Note Translated by Lewis Page Mercier
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/164/164-h/164-h.htm

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“Then this new island will be joined later on to the neighboring groups, and a fifth continent will stretch from New Zealand and New Caledonia, and from thence to the Marquesas.
One day, when I was suggesting this theory to Captain Nemo, he replied coldly: "The earth does not want new continents, but new men."
Chance had conducted the Nautilus towards the Island of Clermont-Tonnere, one of the most curious of the group, that was discovered in 1822 by Captain Bell of the Minerva. I could study now the madreporal system, to which are due the islands in this ocean.” source
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