Humphry Davy Quotes
Fortunately science, like that nature to which it belongs, is neither limited by time nor by space. It belongs to the world, and is of no country and of no age. The more we know, the more we feel our ignorance; the more we feel how much remains unknown; and in philosophy, the sentiment of the Macedonian hero can never apply, -- there are always new worlds to conquer.
Discourse Delivered at the Royal Society (November 30, 1825)
I envy no quality of the mind or intellect in others; not genius, power, wit, nor fancy; but, if I could choose what would be most delightful, and, I believe, most useful to me, I should prefer a firm religious belief to every other blessing.
In the present state of our knowledge, it would be useless to attempt to speculate on the remote cause of the electrical energy ... ; its relation to chemical affinity is, however, sufficiently evident. May it not be identical with it, and an essential property of matter?
Nothing is so fatal to the progress of the human mind as to suppose that our views of science are ultimate; that there are no mysteries in nature; that our triumphs are complete, and that there are no new worlds to conquer.