William Hyde Wollaston quotes

Allow me to decline the mental flagellation called anxiety, compared with which the loss of thousands of pounds is as a fleabite.
Letter to Hasted, Dececember 29, 1800, about his decision to abandon medical practice and pursue science.

About William Hyde Wollaston

William Hyde Wollaston
William Hyde Wollaston PRS was an English chemist and physicist who is famous for discovering two chemical elements; he also developed a way to process platinum ore into malleable ingots. Wikipedia
August 6, 1766, East Dereham, Norfolk, England
December 22, 1828, Chislehurst, England

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