Heroes of science. Physicists

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Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1885 - Physicists - 339 pages
 

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Page 50 - In order to secure my credit and character as a tradesman, I took care not only to be in reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid all appearances to the contrary.
Page 96 - This is robbery. The second by commerce, which is generally cheating. The third by agriculture, the only honest way, wherein man receives a real increase of the seed thrown into the ground, in a kind of continual miracle, wrought by the hand of God in his favor, as a reward for his innocent life and his virtuous industry.
Page 109 - We must be unanimous; there must be no pulling different ways; we must all hang together.' 'Yes,' replied Franklin, 'we must indeed all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately...
Page 53 - Here will I hold. If there's a power above us — And that there is, all nature cries aloud Through all her works — He must delight in virtue; And that which He delights in must be happy.
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Page 186 - It is hardly necessary to add, that any thing which any insulated body, or system of bodies, can continue to furnish without limitation, cannot possibly be a material substance...

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