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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