John Dalton

John Dalton

English chemist and physicist
Berzelius' symbols are horrifying. A young student in chemistry might as soon learn Hebrew as make himself acquainted with them... They appear to me equally to perplex the adepts in science, to discourage the learner, as well as to cloud the beauty and simplicity of the atomic theory.More John Dalton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Matter, though divisible in an extreme degree, is nevertheless not infinitely divisible. That is, there must be some point beyond which we cannot go in the division of matter. ... I have chosen the word “atom” to signify these ultimate particles.More John Dalton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I have succeeded better than many who surround me, it has been chiefly - may I say almost solely - from universal assiduity.More John Dalton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I spent several years acquiring the obsessive, day-to-day discipline that's needed if you want to write professionally, then several more, highly valuable years studying fiction writing at the University of Iowa.More John Dalton quotes [09/14/2011 04:09:12]
I was introduced to Mr. Davy, who has rooms adjoining mine (in the Royal Institution); he is a very agreeable and intelligent young man, and we have interesting conversation in an evening; the principal failing in his character as a philosopher is that he does not smoke.More John Dalton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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