Quotes by Michael Faraday
The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction.
But still try, for who knows what is possible...
ALL THIS IS A DREAM. Still examine it by a few experiments. Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature; and in such things as these experiment is the best test of such consistency.
I was at first almost frightened when I saw such mathematical force made to bear upon the subject, and then wondered to see that the subject stood it so well.
There is no more open door by which you can enter into the study of natural philosophy than by considering the physical phenomena of a candle.
No wonder that my remembrance fails me, for I shall complete my 70 years next Sunday (the 22); — and during these 70 years I have had a happy life; which still remains happy because of hope and content.
One day sir, you may tax it.
The important thing is to know how to take all things quietly.
I am no poet, but if you think for yourselves, as I proceed, the facts will form a poem in your minds.
Speculations? I have none. I am resting on certainties. I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
The secret is comprised in three words — Work, finish, publish.
As when on some secluded branch in forest far and wide sits perched an owl, who, full of self-conceit and self-created wisdom, explains, comments, condemns, ordains and order things not understood, yet full of importance still holds forth to stocks and stones around — so sits and scribbles Mike.
If you would cause your view ... to be acknowledged by scientific men; you would do a great service to science. If you would even get them to say yes or no to your conclusions it would help to clear the future progress. I believe some hesitate because they do not like their thoughts disturbed.
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