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Top 31 Quotes About Joseph Priestley

#1. We should like to have some towering geniuses, to reveal us to ourselves in color and fire, but of course they would have to fit into the pattern of our society and be able to take orders from sound administrative types. - Author: Joseph Priestley, 1733-1804
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#2. From the fame opinion of a soul distinct from the body came the practice of praying, first for the dead, and then to them with a long train of other absurd opinions, and superstitious practices. - Author: Joseph Priestley
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#3. We can depend on the world being a perpetual surprise in perpetual motion. - Author: Stephen Nachmanovitch
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#4. Could we have entered into the mind of Sir Isaac Newton, and have traced all the steps by which he produced his great works, we might see nothing very extraordinary in the process. - Author: Joseph Priestley
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#5. I have procured air [oxygen] ... between five and six times as good as the best common air that I have ever met with. - Author: Joseph Priestley
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#6. The wisdom of one generation will be folly in the next. - Author: Joseph Priestley
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#7. People who repeatedly find career success learn to broaden their perspective and understand that there are always several roads to getting where you want to go. - Author: Carla Harris
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#8. To me there is in happiness an element of self-forgetfulness. You lose yourself in something outside yourself when you are happy; just as when you are desperately miserable you are intensely conscious of yourself, are a solid little lump of ego weighing a ton. - Author: Joseph Priestley
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#9. Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success. - Author: Virat Kohli
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#10. It is no use speaking in soft, gentle tones if everyone else is shouting. - Author: Joseph Priestley, 1733-1804
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#11. The more elaborate our means of our common sense is, the less the common sense it becomes. - Author: Joseph Priestley
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#12. But it is not given to every electrician to die in so glorious a manner as the justly envied Richmann.
[G. W. Richmann died from being hit by lightning, which he had been investigating.] - Author: Joseph Priestley
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#13. In completing one discovery we never fail to get an imperfect knowledge of others of which we could have no idea before, so that we cannot solve one doubt without creating several new ones. - Author: Joseph Priestley
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#14. Will is nothing more than a particular case of the general doctrine of association of ideas, and therefore a perfectly mechanical thing. - Author: Joseph Priestley
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#15. Had Mr. Gibbon lived in France, Spain, or Italy, he might with the fame reason have ranked the doctrine of transubstantiation, and the worship of saints and angels among the essentials of Christianity, as the doctrines of the trinity and of the atonement. - Author: Joseph Priestley
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#16. In all controversies, it is better to wait the decisions of time, which are slow and sure, than to take those of synods, which are often hasty and injudicious - Author: Joseph Priestley
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#17. I had more or less abandoned the idea of an electroweak gauge theory during the period 1961-1970. Of the several reasons for this, one was the failure of my naive foray into renormalizability. - Author: Sheldon Lee Glashow
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#18. When we say there is a GOD, we mean that there is an intelligent designing cause of what we see in the world around us, and a being who was himself uncaused. - Author: Joseph Priestley
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#19. It is hardly possible not to suspect the truth of this doctrine of atonement, when we consider that the general maxims to which it may be reduced, are nowhere laid down, or asserted, in the Scriptures, but others quite contrary to them. - Author: Joseph Priestley
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#20. To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven. - Author: Joseph Priestley, 1733-1804
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#21. Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself. - Author: Joseph Priestley, 1733-1804
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#22. When I'm on the set, I take five minutes to find the best angle for a scene, and then we just shoot it and it looks exactly what you see on screen because I don't touch it afterwards. I never think about it, before being on the set. That's my thing. I love to be stuck. - Author: Quentin Dupieux
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#23. Too many christians have been chargeable with ... confounding the Logos of Plato with that of John , and making of it a second person in the trinity, than which no two things can be more different. - Author: Joseph Priestley
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#24. This is unfortunately a world in which things find it difficult, frequently impossible, to live up to their names. - Author: Joseph Priestley
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#25. The arts open your heart and mind to possibilities that are limitless. They are pathways that touch upon our brains and emotions and bring sustenance to imagination. Human beings' greatest form of communication, they walk in tandem with science and play, and best describe what it is to be human. - Author: Jacques D'Amboise
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#26. Every man, when he comes to be sensible of his natural rights, and to feel his own importance, will consider himself as fully equal to any other person whatever. - Author: Joseph Priestley
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#27. Men have physical needs, and they have emotions. While physical needs are unsatisfied, they take first place; but when they are satisfied, emotions unconnected with them become important in deciding whether a man is to be happy or unhappy. - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#28. A good leader is one who can tell another how to reach his or her potential; a great leader is one who can help another discover this potential for him or herself. - Author: Bo Bennett
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#29. On August 26 the Assembly responded by conferring French citizenship upon Joseph Priestley, Jeremy Bentham, William Wilberforce, Anacharsis Cloots, Johann Pestalozzi, Thaddeus Kosciusko, Friedrich Schiller, George Washington, Thomas Paine, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. - Author: Will Durant
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#30. What I have known with respect to myself, has tended much to lessen both my admiration, and my contempt, of others. - Author: Joseph Priestley
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#31. I think ... that philosophy has the duty of pointing out the falsity of outworn religious ideas, however estimable they may be as a form of art. We cannot act as if all religion were poetry while the greater part of it still functions in its ancient guise of illicit science and backward morals ... - Author: Corliss Lamont
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