Humphrey Davy

1778 - 1829

A Quote by Sir Humphrey Davy on discovery

The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by my failures.

Humphrey Davy (1778 - 1829)

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A Quote by Sir Humphrey Davy on knowledge, men, nature, possessions, and success

Nothing tends so much to the advancement of knowledge as the application of a new instrument. The native intellectual powers of men in different times are not so much the causes of the different success of their labours, as the peculiar nature of the means and artificial resources in their possession.

Humphrey Davy (1778 - 1829)

Source: Thomas Hager, Force of Nature, Simon ans Schuster, New York, 1995, p 86.

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A Quote by Sir Humphrey Davy on duty, heart, life, sacrifice, and security

Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindnesses, and small obligations, given habitually, are what win and preserve the heart and secure comfort.

Humphrey Davy (1778 - 1829)

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