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Sir Humphrey Davy Quotes

(1778-1829), British Chemist

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

Category: Failure

Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking.

Category: Language

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

Category: Life And Living

I have learned more from my mistakes than from my successes.

Category: Mistakes

The wealth and prosperity of the country are only the comeliness of the body, the fullness of the flesh and fat; but the spirit is independent of them; it requires only muscle, bone and nerve for the true exercise of its functions. We cannot lose our liberty, because we cannot cease to think.

Category: Nations