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#1. Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue. - Author: John Herschel
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#2. No doubt the testimony of natural reason, on whatever exercised, must, of necessity, stop short of those truths which it is the object of revelation to make known; still it places the existence and personal attributes of the Deity on such grounds as to render doubts absurd and atheism ridiculous. - Author: John Herschel
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#3. Geology, in the magnitude and sublimity of the objects of which it treats, undoubtedly ranks, in the scale of the sciences, next to astronomy. - Author: John Herschel
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#4. Occurrences which according to received theories ought not to happen, are the facts which serve as clues to new discoveries - Author: John Herschel
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#5. There is a pinciple in the heart of music which has yet to be discovered. - Author: John Herschel
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#6. According to this view of the matter, there is nothing casual in the formation of Metamorphic Rocks. All strata, once buried deep enough, (and due TIME allowed!!!) must assume that state,-none can escape. All records of former worlds must ultimately perish. - Author: John Herschel
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#7. The barrier has begun to yield. - Author: John Herschel
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#8. There is a gentle, but perfectly irresistible coercion in a habit of reading well directed, over the whole tenor of a man's character and conduct, which is not the less effectual because it works insensibly, and because it is really the last thing he dreams of. - Author: John Herschel
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#9. Man is constituted as a speculative being; he contemplates the world, and the objects around him, not with a passive indifferent eye, but as a system disposed with order and design. - Author: John Herschel
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#10. [When nature appears complicated:] The moment we contemplate it as it is, and attain a position from which we can take a commanding view, though but of a small part of its plan, we never fail to recognize that sublime simplicity on which the mind rests satisfied that it has attained the truth. - Author: John Herschel
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#11. Were I to pray for a taste which should stand me in good stead under every variety of circumstances and be a source of happiness and a cheerfulness to me during life and a shield against its ills, however things might go amiss and the world frown upon me, it would be a taste for reading. - Author: John Herschel
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#12. Humans always have fear of an unknown situation
this is normal. The important thing is what we do about it. If fear is permitted to become a paralyzing thing that interferes with proper action, then it is harmful. The best antidote to fear is to know all we can about a situation. - Author: John Herschel
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#13. Nature builds up her refined and invisible architecture, with a delicacy eluding our conception, yet with a symmetry and beauty which we are never weary of admiring. - Author: John Herschel
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#14. What God sends is welcome. - Author: John Herschel
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#15. Every student who enters upon a scientific pursuit, especially if at a somewhat advanced period of life, will find not only that he has much to learn, but much also to unlearn. - Author: John Herschel
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#16. Speculations apparently the most unprofitable have almost invariably been those from which the greatest practical applications have emanated. - Author: John Herschel
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#17. To the natural philosopher, there is no natural object unimportant or trifling. From the least of Nature's works he may learn the greatest lessons. - Author: John Herschel
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#18. The stars are the land-marks of the universe. - Author: John Herschel
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#19. The besetting evil of our age is the temptation to squander and dilute thought on a thousand different lines of inquiry. - Author: John Herschel
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#20. The novel, in its best form, I regard as one of the most powerful engines of civilization ever invented. - Author: John Herschel
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#21. A mind which has once imbibed a taste for scientific enquiry, and has learnt the habit of applying its principles readily to the cases which occur, has within itself an inexhaustible source of pure and exciting contemplations. - Author: John Herschel
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#22. Accustomed to trace the operation of general causes, and the exemplification of general laws, in circumstances where the uninformed and unenquiring eye perceives neither novelty nor beauty, [the scientist and natural philosopher] walks in the midst of wonders. - Author: John Herschel
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#23. It can hardly be pressed forcibly enough on the attention of the student of nature, that there is scarcely any natural phenomenon which can be fully and completely explained, in all its circumstances, without a union of several, perhaps of all, the sciences. - Author: John Herschel
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#24. Self-respect,
the corner-stone of all virtue. - Author: John Herschel
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