William Beebe

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In Texas, years ago, almost all of the oil came from surface operations. Then someone got the idea that there were greater sources of supply deeper down. A well was drilled five thousand feet deep. The result? A gusher. Too many of us operate on the surface. We never go deep enough to find supernatural resources. The result is, we never operate at our best. More time and investment is involved to go deep but a gusher will pay off.
Alfred A. Montapert
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Charles William ("Will") Beebe (1877-07-291962-06-04) was an American naturalist, explorer, and author.


  • To be a Naturalist is better than to be a King.
  • The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer; but when the last individual of a race of living beings breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again.
    • The Bird (1906)
  • The isness of things is worth studying; but it is their whyness that makes life worth living.
    • On Agression, Konrad Lorenz (1963)

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