If you wish in this world to advance your merits you're bound to enhance; you must stir it and stump it, and blow your own trumpet, or, trust me, you haven't a chance.
The House of Peers, throughout the war, did nothing in particular, and did it very well.
Look for knowledge not in books but in things themselves.
A lodestone is a wonderful thing in very many experiments, and like living things. And one of its remarkable virtues in that which the ancients considered to be a living soul in the sky, in the globes and in the stars, in the sun and in the moon.
Humor is a drug which it's the fashion to abuse.
The magnet's name the observing Grecians drew. From the magnetic region where it grew.
Philosophy is for the few.
The magnetic force is animate, or imitates a soul; in many respects it surpasses the human soul while it is united to an organic body.
You have no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself and how little I deserve it.
I am never, never, sick at sea. What never? No never! What never? Hardly ever.
O that the gods would bring to a miserable end such fictitious, crazy, deformed labours, with which the minds of the studious are blinded!
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