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.
You have no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself and how little I deserve it.
Look for knowledge not in books but in things themselves.
The House of Peers, throughout the war, did nothing in particular, and did it very well.
Humor is a drug which it's the fashion to abuse.
Philosophy is for the few.
I am never, never, sick at sea. What never? No never! What never? Hardly ever.
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.
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.
The magnet's name the observing Grecians drew. From the magnetic region where it grew.
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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