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Humphry Davy Quotes: "The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by failures."

The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by failures.




Humphry Davy Quotes: "I have learned more from my mistakes than from my successes."

I have learned more from my mistakes than from my successes.




Humphry Davy Quotes: "Experimental science hardly ever affords us more than approximations to the truth; and whenever many agents are concerned we are in great danger of being mistaken."

Experimental science hardly ever affords us more than approximations to the truth; and whenever many agents are concerned we are in great danger of being mistaken.



Humphry Davy Quotes: "Nothing tends so much to the advancement of knowledge as the application of a new instrument."

Nothing tends so much to the advancement of knowledge as the application of a new instrument.




Humphry Davy Quotes: "We must reason in natural philosophy not from what we hope, or even expect, but from what we perceive."

We must reason in natural philosophy not from what we hope, or even expect, but from what we perceive.



Humphry Davy Quotes: "Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking."

Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking.



Humphry Davy Quotes: "By science calmed, over the peaceful soul, Bright with eternal Wisdom's lucid ray, Peace, meek of eye, extends her soft control, And drives the puny Passions far away."

By science calmed, over the peaceful soul, Bright with eternal Wisdom's lucid ray, Peace, meek of eye, extends her soft control, And drives the puny Passions far away.




Humphry Davy Quotes: "Consistency in opinion is the slow poison of intellectual life, the destroyer of its vividness and energy."

Consistency in opinion is the slow poison of intellectual life, the destroyer of its vividness and energy.



Humphry Davy Quotes: "When two elements combine and form more than one compound, the masses of one element that react with a fixed mass of the other are in the ratio of small whole numbers."

When two elements combine and form more than one compound, the masses of one element that react with a fixed mass of the other are in the ratio of small whole numbers.



Humphry Davy Quotes: "Profound minds are the most likely to think lightly of the resources of human reason, and it is the superficial thinker who is generally strongest in every kind of unbelief."

Profound minds are the most likely to think lightly of the resources of human reason, and it is the superficial thinker who is generally strongest in every kind of unbelief.



Humphry Davy Quotes: "The art galleries of Paris contain the finest collection of frames I ever saw."

The art galleries of Paris contain the finest collection of frames I ever saw.



Humphry Davy Quotes: "There are very few persons who pursue science with true dignity."

There are very few persons who pursue science with true dignity.




Humphry Davy Quotes: "The ideal life is that which has few friends, but many acquaintances."

The ideal life is that which has few friends, but many acquaintances.



Humphry Davy Quotes: "It must always be borne in mind that the assumption of woman's social superiority lies at the root of these rules of conduct."

It must always be borne in mind that the assumption of woman's social superiority lies at the root of these rules of conduct.



Humphry Davy Quotes: "The ready apology covers a multitude of social sins."

The ready apology covers a multitude of social sins.