Joseph Priestley Quotes

Who was Joseph Priestley?

Joseph Priestley was an English philosopher, and chemist who researched photosynthesis.

Born March 24, 1733
Died February 6, 1804
Aged 70 years old

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Best Quotes by Joseph Priestley

“It is no use speaking in soft, gentle tones if everyone else is shouting.”

“The greater part of critics are parasites, who, if nothing had been written, would find nothing to write.”

“The wisdom of one generation will be folly in the next.”

“To me there is in happiness an element of self-forgetfulness. You lose yourself in something outside yourself when you are happy; just as when you are desperately miserable you are intensely conscious of yourself, are a solid little lump of ego weighing a ton.”

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