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#1. On my first day on the set of 'Boston Legal,' I thought the director was calling me 'Candice' instead of 'Constance.' But I didn't realize he was actually talking to Candice Bergen. - Author: Constance Zimmer
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#2. A man really and practically looking onwards to an immortal life, on whatever grounds, exhibits to us the human soul in an enobled attitude. - Author: William Whewell
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#3. Fundamental ideas are not a consequence of experience, but a result of the particular constitution and activity of the mind, which is independent of all experience in its origin, though constantly combined with experience in its exercise. - Author: William Whewell
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#4. Every man has obligations which belong to his station. Duties extend beyond obligations, and direct the affections, desires, and intentions, as well as the actions. - Author: William Whewell
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#5. We need very much a name to describe a cultivator of science in general. I should incline to call him a scientist. [The first use of the word.] - Author: William Whewell
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#6. There is a mask of theory over the whole face of nature. - Author: William Whewell
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#7. Those who have obtained the farthest insight into Nature have been, in all ages, firm believers in God. - Author: William Whewell
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#8. The question undoubtedly is, or soon will be, not whether or no we shall employ notation in chemistry, but whether we shall use a bad and incongruous, or a consistent and regular notation. - Author: William Whewell
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#9. And so no force however great can stretch a cord however fine into a horizontal line that shall be absolutely straight. - Author: William Whewell
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#10. every failure is a step to success! - Author: William Whewell
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#11. Geometry in every proposition speaks a language which experience never dares to utter; and indeed of which she but halfway comprehends the meaning. - Author: William Whewell
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#12. It is a test of true theories not only to account for but to predict phenomena. - Author: William Whewell
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#13. Practice of true community involves responsibilities and actions that do not come naturally to us. - Author: Jerry Bridges
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#14. Man is the interpreter of nature, science the right interpretation. - Author: William Whewell
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#15. The object of science is knowledge; the objects of art are works. In art, truth is the means to an end; in science, it is the only end. Hence the practical arts are not to be classed among the sciences - Author: William Whewell
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#16. The present generation finds itself the heir of a vast patrimony of science; and it must needs concern us to know the steps by which these possessions were acquired, and the documents by which they are secured to us and our heirs for ever. - Author: William Whewell
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#17. To discover the laws of operative power in material productions, whether formed by man or brought into being by Nature herself, is the work of a science, and is indeed what we more especially term Science. - Author: William Whewell
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#18. Control is an unavoidable feature of human relationships; all that actually varies is the subtlety of the system of reinforcement. - Author: Alfie Kohn
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#19. Conscience is the reason employed about questions of right and wrong. - Author: William Whewell
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#20. The person who did most to give to analysis the generality and symmetry which are now its pride, was also the person who made mechanics analytical; I mean Euler. - Author: William Whewell
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#21. The catastrophist constructs theories, the uniformitarian demolishes them. - Author: William Whewell
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#22. I have enjoyed anchoring at 'Headline News' but have decided that it is time for me to make a change in my daily professional life. - Author: Andrea Thompson
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#23. Prudence supposes the value of the end to be assumed, and refers only to the adaptation of the means. It is the relation of right means for given ends. - Author: William Whewell
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#24. Hence no force, however great, can stretch a cord, however fine, into a horizontal line which is accurately straight: there will always be a bending downwards. - Author: William Whewell
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#25. We cannot observe external things without some degree of Thought; nor can we reflect upon our Thoughts, without being influenced in the course of our reflection by the Things which we have observed. - Author: William Whewell
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#26. The system becomes more coherent as it is further extended. The elements which we require for explaining a new class of facts are already contained in our system. In false theories, the contrary is the case. - Author: William Whewell
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#27. In art, truth is a means to an end; in science, it is the only end. - Author: William Whewell
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#28. I don't miss the bureaucracy of being in the Army. But I still love the relationships you can build. And it doesn't have to be in military service - it can be anything you're doing with someone that matters. You develop a bond. - Author: Stanley A. McChrystal
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#29. The hypotheses we accept ought to explain phenomena which we have observed. But they ought to do more than this: our hypotheses ought to foretell phenomena which have not yet been observed. - Author: William Whewell
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#30. Gold and iron at the present day, as in ancient times, are the rulers of the world; and the great events in the world of mineral art are not the discovery of new substances, but of new and rich localities of old ones. - Author: William Whewell
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#31. But with regard to the material world, we can at least go so far as this - we can perceive that events are brought about not by insulated interpositions of Divine power, exerted in each particular case, but by the establishment of general laws." - Whewell: "Bridgewater Treatise". - Author: Charles Darwin
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#32. Astronomy is ... the only progressive Science which the ancient world produced. - Author: William Whewell
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#33. Every failure is a step to success. Every detection of what is false directs us towards what is true: every trial exhausts some tempting form of error. - Author: William Whewell
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#34. Great men are always exceptional men; and greatness itself is but comparative. Indeed, the range of most men in life is so limited that very few have the opportunity of being great. - Author: Samuel Smiles
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#35. Truth is always straightforward. - Author: Sophocles
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#36. The earlier truths are not expelled but absorbed, not contradicted but extended; and the history of each science, which may thus appear like a succession of revolutions, is, in reality, a series of developements. - Author: William Whewell
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