There are no grotesques in nature  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

"There are no grotesques in nature" is a dictum by Sir Thomas Browne found in Religio Medici. It is quoted from Montaigne: "Il n'y a rien d'inutil en nature, non pas l'inutilite mesmes." (Ess. l. 3. c. 1.41).

The dictum is translated in English by Charles Cotton as: " there is nothing useless in nature, not even inutility itself"

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