• Tyndall, ... I must remain plain Michael Faraday to the last; and let me now tell you, that if accepted the honour which the Royal Society desires to confer upon me, I would not answer for the integrity of my intellect for a single year.

    On being offered the Presidency of the Royal Society, in J. Tyndall 'Faraday as a Discoverer' (1868) 'Illustrations of Character'