A Quote by Adrian Mathesis on discovery

All great theorems were discovered after midnight.

Adrian Mathesis

Source: H. Eves Return to Mathematical Circles, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1988.

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A Quote by Adam Smith on america, beginning, conquest, discovery, economics, gold, injustice, prophets, and thought

Modern critics of the Conquest have an unlikely ally in the eighteenth-century prophet of laissez-faire economics: "It is not by the importation of gold and silver, that the discovery of America has enriched Europe. ...The commodities of Europe were almost all new to America, and many of those of America were new to Europe. A new set of exchanges, therefore, began t o take place which had never been thought of before, and which should naturally have proved as advantageous to the new, as it certainly did to the old continent. The savage injustice of the Europeans rendered an event, which ought to have been beneficial to all, ruinous and destructive to several of those unfortunate countries."

Adam Smith

Source: The Wealth of Nations, 1776

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A Quote by A. Robert Turgot on admiration, discovery, faith, and world

What I admire in Columbus is not his having discovered a world but his having gone to search for it on the faith of an opinion.

A. Robert Turgot

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A Quote by Albert Abraham Michelson on consequences, discovery, facts, laws, possibility, and science

(In 1903) The most important fundamental laws and facts of physical science have all been discovered, and these are now so firmly established that the possibility of their ever being supplemented in consequence of new discoveries is exceedingly remote.

A. A. Michelson (1852 - 1931)

Source: Quoted by Peter Coveney & Roger Highfield in The Arrow of Time, Flamingo, London 1991, p 67.

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