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Henri Fabre, the Pionnier Spirit.
” Very young, I thought to give wings would be the greatest discovery that man could do.
Then I felt : looking at where science was , I probably arrived at the time when this discovery was possible.
Finally, I came to convince myself that I could try to do it.
And then it was a long and immense joy to delve into the human knowledge. That could clarify the question , observe the nature and see that she could teach us. And thanks to its secrets, realize our dream.
Others before me found the complete solution ; but it wasn’t enought to give up this effort. And finally, the small share of success that I got was enough to fill me. ”
Tribute to Henri Fabre
Excerpt from his book “I saw the birth of aviation ” (« J’ai vu naître l’aviation »)
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