William Dampier

William Dampier

English navigator
The world is apt to judge of everything by the success; and whoever has ill fortune will hardly be allowed a good name.More William Dampier quotes [09/14/2011 04:09:43]
The fundamental concepts of physical science, it is now understood, are abstractions, framed by our mind, so as to bring order to an apparent chaos of phenomena.More William Dampier quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I commonly went ashore every day, either upon business, or to recreate myself in the fields, which were very pleasant, and the more for a shower of rain now and then, that ushers in the wet season.More William Dampier quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But beyond the bright searchlights of science,
Out of sight of the windows of sense,
Old riddles still bid us defiance,
Old questions of Why and of Whence.More William Dampier quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Great discoveries are made accidentally less often than the populace likes to think.
Commenting on how an accident led to the discovery of X-rays..More William Dampier quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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