Famous quotes by Scientists


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"For in every particular of the Word there is an internal sense which treats of things spiritual and heavenly, not of things natural and worldly, such as are treated of in the sense of the letter"
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"That every man after the life in the world lives to eternity, is evident from this, that man is then spiritual, and no longer natural, and that the spiritual man, separated from the natural, remains such as he is to eternity, for man's state cannot be changed after death"
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"The angels taken collectively are called heaven, for they constitute heaven; and yet that which makes heaven in general and in particular is the Divine that goes forth from the Lord and flows into the angels and is received by them"
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"Love consists in desiring to give what is our own to another and feeling his delight as our own"
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"It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance"
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"Learn what is true in order to do what is right"
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"If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?"
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"Economy does not lie in sparing money, but in spending it wisely"
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"I take it that the good of mankind means the attainment, by every man, of all the happiness which he can enjoy without diminishing the happiness of his fellow men"
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"Freedom and order are not incompatible... truth is strength... free discussion is the very life of truth"
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"We fixed on No. 4, Queen Street Place, for our City offices, and it was from there that so many of my patented inventions were dated"
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"On March 4th, 1830, I arrived in London, where a new world seemed opened to me"
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"I was quite unable to make any white metal alloy hard enough to be made into powder by my machinery"
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"I had now arrived at my seventeenth year, and had attained my full height, a fraction over six feet. I was well endowed with youthful energy, and was of an extremely sanguine temperament"
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"The bronze powder business, however, no longer required my personal attention, and was well managed by those I had chosen as the guardians of a secret, which was long and honourably kept"
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"In such a case secrecy must be absolute to be effective, and although mere vague curiosity induced many persons of my intimate acquaintance to ask to be allowed to just go in and have a peep, I never admitted anyone"
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"It is true I had been successful on a small scale in overcoming one of the main difficulties in the new process, but there was still much to invent, and much that at that period I necessarily knew nothing about"
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"I fear this little episode does not speak very favourably for my business capacity in those early days, for I certainly ought to have made much more than I did by this really important invention"
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"At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast giving way to a more steady commercial instinct, and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position, but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage of not having acquired some technical profession"
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"I had an immense advantage over many others dealing with the problem inasmuch as I had no fixed ideas derived from long-established practice to control and bias my mind, and did not suffer from the general belief that whatever is, is right"
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"The creation of Physics is the shared heritage of all mankind. East and West, North and South have equally participated in it"
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"Alfred Nobel stipulated that no distinction of race or colour will determine who received of his generosity"
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"Soon I knew the craft of experimental physics was beyond me - it was the sublime quality of patience - patience in accumulating data, patience with recalcitrant equipment - which I sadly lacked"
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"In this respect, the history of science, like the history of all civilization, has gone through cycles"
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"From time immemorial, man has desired to comprehend the complexity of nature in terms of as few elementary concepts as possible"
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"Scientific thought and its creation is the common and shared heritage of mankind"
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"It is my express wish that in awarding the prizes no consideration be given to the nationality of the candidates, but that the most worthy shall receive the prize, whether he be Scandinavian or not"
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"Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age"
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"If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied"
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"Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness"
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