Scientific discoveries [Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon] declared, are really quite easy to make, and will quickly perish unless they are explained with elegance and grace. That is because mere facts are not human achievements – they belong to the natural word and are therefore hors de l’homme, “outside of mankind.” Eloquence, by contrast, is the highest evidence of human agency and genius …How closely did you read the above quote? Did you note the typo?
With “world” missing its el, the statement’s meanings struggle more than intended.
source: Is That a Fish in Your Ear?: translation and the meaning of everything by David Bellos