John Herschel Quotes

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John Herschel Quotes

Geology, in the magnitude and sublimity of the objects of which it treats, undoubtedly ranks, in the scale of the sciences, next to astronomy.
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Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.

— John Herschel

Occurrences which according to received theories ought not to happen, are the facts which serve as clues to new discoveries

— John Herschel

Were I to pray for a taste which should stand me in good stead under every variety of circumstances and be a source of happiness and a cheerfulness to me during life and a shield against its ills, however things might go amiss and the world frown upon me, it would be a taste for reading.

— John Herschel

[When nature appears complicated:] The moment we contemplate it as it is, and attain a position from which we can take a commanding view, though but of a small part of its plan, we never fail to recognize that sublime simplicity on which the mind rests satisfied that it has attained the truth.

— John Herschel

There is a pinciple in the heart of music which has yet to be discovered.

— John Herschel

The stars are the land-marks of the universe.

— John Herschel

What God sends is welcome.

— John Herschel

According to this view of the matter, there is nothing casual in the formation of Metamorphic Rocks. All strata, once buried deep enough, (and due TIME allowed!!!) must assume that state,-none can escape. All records of former worlds must ultimately perish.

— John Herschel

Almost all the greatest discoveries in astronomy have resulted from what we have elsewhere termed Residual Phenomena, of a qualitative or numerical kind, of such portions of the numerical or quantitative results of observation as remain outstanding and unaccounted for, after subducting and allowing for all that would result from the strict application of known principles.

— John Herschel

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