Monday, March 22, 2010

Quotes: Science (1)

Science              764          "In those days, when the comparatively recent discovery of electricity, and other kindred mysteries of nature, seemed to open paths into the region of miracle, it was not unusual for the love of science to rival the love of woman in its depth and absorbing energy." Hawthorne: “The Birth Mark”

Science              774          "All these antique naturalists stood in advance of their centuries…and…were believed, and perhaps imagined themselves, to have acquired from the investigation of nature a power above nature, and from physics a sway over the spiritual world." Hawthorne: “The Birth Mark”

Science              20            "The wonder is, not that the field of stars is so vast, but that man has measured it". Anatole France. 1894. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Science              353          "He who drinks a tumbler of London water has literally in his stomach more animated beings than there are men, women and children on the face of the globe." Sydney Smith. 1834. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Science              135          "...the farther we press in our discoveries, the more shall we see proofs of design and self-supporting arrangement where the careless eye has seen nothing but accident." Thomas De Quincey. “The Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth.” 1823. Gross, ed. Essays.

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