Antoine Lavoisier Quotes

Who is Antoine Lavoisier?

Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier was a French nobleman and chemist who was central to the 18th-century chemical revolution and who had a large influence on both the history of chemistry and the history of biology. He is widely considered in popular literature as the "father of modern chemistry".

Born August 26, 1743
Died May 08, 1794

Best 9 Quotes by Antoine Lavoisier

“A wealthy landowner cannot cultivate and improve his farm without spreading comfort and well-being around him. Rich and abundant crops, a numerous population and a prosperous countryside are the rewards for his efforts.”

Antoine Lavoisier

“I am young and avid for glory.”

Antoine Lavoisier

“I consider nature a vast chemical laboratory in which all kinds of composition and decompositions are formed.”

Antoine Lavoisier

“It is impossible to disassociate language from science... To call forth a concept, a word is needed.”

Antoine Lavoisier

“Nothing is born, nothing dies.”

Antoine Lavoisier

“Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed.”

Antoine Lavoisier

“Vegetation is the basic instrument the creator uses to set all of nature in motion.”

Antoine Lavoisier

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Elements of Chemistry Quotes

“Languages are true analytical methods.”

Antoine Lavoisier
Elements of Chemistry

“We must trust to nothing but facts: These are presented to us by Nature, and cannot deceive. We ought, in every instance, to submit our reasoning to the test of experiment, and never to search for truth but by the natural road of experiment and observation.”

Antoine Lavoisier
Elements of Chemistry

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“So many think incorrectly that everything was created by the Creator in the beginning as it is seen, that not only the mountains, valleys, and waters, but also various types of minerals occurred together with the rest of the world, and therefore it is said that it is unnecessary to investigate the reasons why they differ in their internal properties and their locations. Such considerations are very dangerous for the growth of all the sciences, and hence for natural knowledge of the Earth, particularly the art of mining, though it is very easy for those clever people to be philosophers, having learnt by heart the three words 'God so created' and to give them in reply in place of all reasons.”

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