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Michael Faraday Quotes


“Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature.”


“There's nothing quite as frightening as someone who knows they are right.”


“It is right that we should stand by and act on our principles; but not right to hold them in obstinate blindness, or retain them when proved to be erroneous.”


“A man who is certain he is right is almost sure to be wrong.”


“Shall we educate ourselves in what is known, and then casting away all we have acquired, turn to ignorance for aid to guide us among the unknown?”


“But still try for who knows what is possible!”


“I will simply express my strong belief, that that point of self-education which consists in teaching the mind to resist its desires and inclinations, until they are proved to be right, is the most important of all, not only in things of natural”


“No matter what you look at, if you look at it closely enough, you are involved in the entire universe.”


“In place of practising wholesome self-abnegation, we ever make the wish the father to the thought: we receive as friendly that which agrees with, we resist with dislike that which opposes us; whereas the very reverse is required by every dictate of common”


“Who would not have been laughed at if he had said in 1800 that metals could be extracted from their ores by electricity or that portraits could be drawn by chemistry.”


“Nature is our kindest friend and best critic in experimental science if we only allow her intimations to fall unbiased on our minds.”


“Do not refer to your toy-books, and say you have seen that before. Answer me rather, if I ask you, have you understood it before?”


“The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation, and communication.”


“I am no poet, but if you think for yourselves, as I proceed, the facts will form a poem in your minds.”

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