Quotes with elements
What really dissatisfies in American civilisation is the want of the interesting, a want due chiefly to the want of those two great elements of the interesting, which are elevation and beauty.
Civilization in the United States (1888)
If we desire to do what will please God, and what will help men, we presently find ourselves taken out of our narrow habits of thought and action; we find new elements of our nature called into activity; we are no longer running along a narrow track of selfish habit.
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
In Mozart you find a fantastic balance between the elements that make up music and make up a human being.
Undated interview with New York Times cited by his BBC obituary on 4/14/2013.
When two elements combine and form more than one compound, the masses of one element that react with a fixed mass of the other are in the ratio of small whole numbers.
I just hark back to this thing and say, this is funny, and that's the way people go to a great extreme to accomplish very little. So I added midgets and I added stale bullets. I added monkeys; I added incongruous elements. And this was all a kind of a progressive thing, you know, like a chain reaction.
Oral history interview with Rube Goldberg by Emily Nathan, for Radio Smithsonian, 1970.
It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on.
Marriage is tough, because it is woven of all these various elements, the weak and the strong. "In love-ness" is fragile for it is woven only with the gossamer threads of beauty. It seems to me absurd to talk about "happy" and "unhappy" marriages.
War Within and Without (1980)