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Hermann von Helmholtz Quotes and Sayings

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The law in question asserts, that the quantity of force
which can be brought into action in the whole of Nature is unchangeable,
and can neither be increased nor diminished.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

Each individual fact, taken by itself,
can indeed arouse our curiosity or our astonishment,
or be useful to us in its practical applications.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

A moving body whose motion was not retarded by any
resisting force would continue to move to all eternity.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

But heat can also be produced by the friction of liquids,
in which there could be no question of changes in structure,
or of the liberation of latent heat.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

 

Reason we call that faculty innate in us of discovering
laws and applying them with thought.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

Now, the external work of man is of the most varied
kind as regards the force or ease,
the form and rapidity, of the motions used on it,
and the kind of work produced.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

Heat can also be produced by the impact of imperfectly
elastic bodies as well as by friction.
This is the case, for instance, when we produce fire
by striking flint against steel,
or when an iron bar is worked for some time by powerful blows of the hammer.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

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You all know how powerful and varied are the effects
of which steam engines are capable;
with them has really begun the great development of
industry which has characterised our century before all others.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

Windmills, which are used in the great plains of Holland
and North Germany to supply the want of falling water,
afford another instance of the action of velocity.
The sails are driven by air in motion -
by wind.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

A raised weight can produce work, but in doing so it
must necessarily sink from its height,
and, when it has fallen as deep as it can fall,
its gravity remains as before, but it can no longer do work.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

Iron which is brought near a spiral of copper wire,
traversed by an electrical current, becomes magnetic,
and then attracts other pieces of iron,
or a suitably placed steel magnet.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

What appeared to the earlier physicists to be the constant
quantity of heat is nothing more than the whole motive
power of the motion of heat,
which remains constant so long as it is not transformed
into other forms of work,
or results afresh from them.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

I then endeavoured to show that it is more especially
in the thorough conformity with law which natural phenomena
and natural products exhibit,
and in the comparative ease with which laws can be stated,
that this difference exists.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

Not that I wish by any means to deny,
that the mental life of individuals and peoples is
also in conformity with law,
as is the object of philosophical, philological,
historical, moral, and social sciences to establish.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

The older view of the nature of heat was that it is a substance,
very fine and imponderable indeed, but indestructible,
and unchangeable in quantity, which is an essential
fundamental property of all matter.
- Hermann von Helmholtz

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

Justice that love gives is a surrender,
justice that law gives is a punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is the first law of friendship
that it has to be cultivated.
The second is to be indulgent
when the first law is neglected.
- Voltaire

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
- Jeremy Bentham

The law has no compassion.
And justice is administered without compassion.
- Christopher Darden

If you do something once,
people will call it an accident.
If you do it twice, t
hey call it a coincidence.
But do it a third time, and
you've just proven a natural law.
- Grace Hopper

It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins.
- Bugs Baer

Clarke's Third Law:
Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

To believe in a just law of cause and effect,
carrying with it a punishment or a reward,
is to believe in righteousness.
- Ernest Holmes

The law has no power over heroes.
- Charlotte Lennox

It appears to be a law that you cannot have
a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
- Henry David Thoreau

Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.
- Addison Mizner

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth.
Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
- Dick Clark

Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To force a lawyer on a defendant can only lead him
to believe that the law contrives against him.
- Potter Stewart

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual,
it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival
of the fittest in every department.
- Andrew Carnegie

Whenever men take the law into their own hands,
the loser is the law.
And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
- Robert Kennedy

Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law.
It's nine-tenths of the problem.
- John Lennon

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

Constant development is the law of life,
and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas
in order to appear consistent
drives himself into a false position.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life:
in education,
medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner

My father-in-law gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning
and watches the Discovery Channel.
I don't know why there's this big rush to do this.
- Jeff Foxworthy

Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.
- H. L. Mencken

Law of Contrariness:
Our chief want in life is somebody
who shall make us do what we can.
Having found them, we shall then hate them for it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the things I was taught in law school is that
I'd never be able to think the same again -
that being a lawyer is something that's part of who
I am as an individual now.
- Anita Hill

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.
- Edward W. Howe

Almost any sect, cult, or religion will
legislate its creed into law
if it acquires the political power.
- Robert A. Heinlein

If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.
...
If a child lives with fear,
he learns to be apprehensive.
...
If a child lives with encouragement,
he learns to be confident.
...
If a child lives with acceptance,
he learns to love.
- Dorothy Law Nolte

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato

The trouble with law is lawyers.
- Clarence Darrow

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
- Samuel Butler

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
- Boethius

Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
- Henny Youngman

I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If Moses had gone to Harvard Law School and spent three
years working on the Hill,
he would have written the Ten Commandments with three
exceptions and a saving clause.
- Charles Morgan

People out there must be told about the self-loathing
that follows rape and how it's the greatest breakage
in divine law to mutilate themselves,
as I have done.
- Tori Amos

I do not have, nor do I believe I have seen,
a vision capacious and convincing enough to propound
as an organizing principle for the next phase in the law of our Constitution.
- Laurence Tribe

I think people enjoyed LA Law so much,
because it was the first show that delved into current
events through the prism of the law.
- Harry Hamlin

The South is brutalized to a degree not realized by its own inhabitants,
and the very foundation of government,
law and order, are imperilled.
- Ida B. Wells

I had a great time on The Shield.
From working on it I have a totally different view of law enforcement.
- Glenn Close

Present law has a process to ascertain whether or not
a patient is in a persistent vegetative state,
and it should not matter what politicians think.
- Bobby Scott

The national will is the supreme law of the Republic,
and on all subjects within the limits of his constitutional
powers should be faithfully obeyed by the public servant.
- Martin Van Buren

It is a sad day for our country when the moral foundation
of our law and the acknowledgment of God has to be
hidden from public view to appease a federal judge.
- Soledad O'Brien

If Nixon is not forced to turn over tapes of his conversations
with the ring of men who were conversing on their violations of the law,
then liberty will soon be dead in this nation.
- Earl Warren

When my brother-in-law, BIll Clinton,
was elected, he had gay friends.
That was a coming out.
- Kate Clinton


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