William Whewell Quotes



Best 10 Quotes by William Whewell

“Conscience is the reason employed about questions of right and wrong.”

“Every detection of what is false directs us towards what is true: every trial exhausts some tempting form of error.”

“Those who have obtained the farthest insight into nature have been, in all ages, firm believers in God.”

Elements of Morality Quotes

“We cannot observe external things without some degree of thought; nor can we reflect upon our thoughts, without being influenced in the course of our reflection by the Things which we have observed.”

Elements of Morality

History of the Inductive Sciences Quotes

“Astronomy is the only progressive science which the ancient world produced.”

History of the Inductive Sciences

“The person who did most to give to analysis the generality and symmetry which are now its pride, was also the person who made mechanics analytical; I mean Euler.”

History of the Inductive Sciences

Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy in England Quotes

“Every failure is a step to success.”

Lectures on the History of Moral Philosophy in England

Novum Organon Renovatum Quotes

“The catastrophist constructs theories, the uniformitarian demolishes them.”

Novum Organon Renovatum

The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences Quotes

“There is a mask of theory over the whole face of nature.”

The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences

“We need very much a name to describe a cultivator of science in general. I should incline to call him a scientist.”

The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences

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