Michael Faraday Quotes

Michael Faraday Quotes

ALL THIS IS A DREAM. Still examine it by a few experiments. Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature; and in such things as these experiment is the best test of such consistency.

~ Michael Faraday

It is the great beauty of our science, chemistry, that advancement in it, whether in a degree great or small, instead of exhausting the subjects of research, opens the doors to further and more abundant knowledge, overflowing with beauty and utility.

~ Michael Faraday

I have far more confidence in the one man who works mentally and bodily at a matter than in the six who merely talk about it — and I therefore hope and am fully persuaded that you are working. Nature is our kindest friend and best critic in experimental science if we only allow her intimations to fall unbiased on our minds. Nothing is so good as an experiment which, whilst it sets an error right, gives us (as a reward for our humility in being reproved) an absolute advancement in knowledge.

~ Michael Faraday

I was at first almost frightened when I saw such mathematical force made to bear upon the subject, and then wondered to see that the subject stood it so well.

~ Michael Faraday

But still try, for who knows what is possible…

~ Michael Faraday

If you would cause your view … to be acknowledged by scientific men; you would do a great service to science. If you would even get them to say yes or no to your conclusions it would help to clear the future progress. I believe some hesitate because they do not like their thoughts disturbed.

~ Michael Faraday

I am no poet, but if you think for yourselves, as I proceed, the facts will form a poem in your minds.

~ Michael Faraday

There is no more open door by which you can enter into the study of natural philosophy than by considering the physical phenomena of a candle.

~ Michael Faraday

No wonder that my remembrance fails me, for I shall complete my 70 years next Sunday (the 22); — and during these 70 years I have had a happy life; which still remains happy because of hope and content.

~ Michael Faraday

I am, I hope, very thankful that in the withdrawal of the powers and things of life, the good hope is left with me, which makes the contemplation of death a comfort — not a fear.

~ Michael Faraday

The secret is comprised in three words — Work, finish, publish.

~ Michael Faraday

Speculations? I have none. I am resting on certainties. I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

~ Michael Faraday

The important thing is to know how to take all things quietly.

~ Michael Faraday

The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction.

~ Michael Faraday

As when on some secluded branch in forest far and wide sits perched an owl, who, full of self-conceit and self-created wisdom, explains, comments, condemns, ordains and order things not understood, yet full of importance still holds forth to stocks and stones around — so sits and scribbles Mike.

~ Michael Faraday

I shall be with Christ, and that is enough.

~ Michael Faraday

One Response to "Michael Faraday Quotes"

  1. Smart Person   April 12, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    “Nature is our kindest friend and best critic in experimental science if we only allow her intimations to fall unbiased on our minds”
    -Michael Faraday

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