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Simon Newcomb Quotes and Sayings

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My father was the most rational and the most dispassionate of men.
- Simon Newcomb

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A suggestion had been made to me looking toward a professorship in some Western college,
but after due consideration, I declined to consider the matter.
- Simon Newcomb

In 1860 a total eclipse of the sun was visible in British America.
- Simon Newcomb

If my impressions are correct, our educational planing
mill cuts down all the knots of genius,
and reduces the best of the men who go through it to much the same standard.
- Simon Newcomb

 

The time was not yet ripe for the growth of mathematical science among us,
and any development that might have taken place in
that direction was rudely stopped by the civil war.
- Simon Newcomb

In October, 1865, occurred what was,
in my eyes,
the greatest event in the history of the observatory.
The new transit circle arrived from Berlin in its boxes.
- Simon Newcomb

I had not yet gotten into the world of light.
But I felt as one who, standing outside,
could knock against the wall and hear an answering knock from within.
- Simon Newcomb

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My first undertaking in the way of scientific experiment
was in the field of economics and psychology.
- Simon Newcomb

My father followed, during most of his life,
the precarious occupation of a country school teacher.
- Simon Newcomb

In 1858 I received the degree of D. S. from the Lawrence Scientific School,
and thereafter remained on the rolls of the university as a resident graduate.
- Simon Newcomb

Quite likely the twentieth century is destined to see
the natural forces which will enable us to fly from
continent to continent with a speed far exceeding that of a bird.
- Simon Newcomb

As the existence of a corps of professors of mathematics is peculiar to our navy,
as well as an apparent, perhaps a real,
anomaly, some account of it may be of interest.
- Simon Newcomb

So far as the economic condition of society and the
general mode of living and thinking were concerned,
I might claim to have lived in the time of the American Revolution.
- Simon Newcomb

Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant,
if not utterly impossible.
- Simon Newcomb

Though born in Nova Scotia, I am of almost pure New England descent.
- Simon Newcomb

Whenever a total eclipse of the sun was visible in
an accessible region parties were sent out to observe it.
- Simon Newcomb

What we now call school training, the pursuit of fixed
studies at stated hours under the constant guidance of a teacher,
I could scarcely be said to have enjoyed.
- Simon Newcomb

Until I was four years old I lived in the house of my paternal grandfather,
about two miles from the pretty little village of Wallace,
at the mouth of the river of that name.
- Simon Newcomb

The beginning of 1856 found me teaching in the family
of a planter named Bryan,
residing in Prince George County, Md.,
some fifteen or twenty miles from Washington.
- Simon Newcomb

Aerial flight is one of that class of problems with
which men will never have to cope.
- Simon Newcomb

I finally reached the conclusion that mathematics was
the study I was best fitted to follow,
though I did not clearly see in what way I should turn the subject to account.
- Simon Newcomb

We are probably nearing the limit of all we can know about astronomy.
- Simon Newcomb

One hardly knows where, in the history of science,
to look for an important movement that had its effective
start in so pure and simple an accident as that which
led to the building of the great Washington telescope,
and went on to the discovery of the satellites of Mars.
- Simon Newcomb

Astronomers are greatly disappointed when,
having traveled halfway around the world to see an eclipse,
clouds prevent a sight of it; and yet a sense of relief
accompanies the disappointment.
- Simon Newcomb

The result was that, if it happened to clear off after a cloudy evening,
I frequently arose from my bed at any hour of the night
or morning and walked two miles to the observatory
to make some observation included in the programme.
- Simon Newcomb

When about fifteen I once made a great scandal by taking
out my knife in prayer meeting and assaulting a young man who,
while I was kneeling down during the prayer,
stood above me and squeezed my neck.
- Simon Newcomb

The reports of the eclipse parties not only described
the scientific observations in great detail,
but also the travels and experiences,
and were sometimes marked by a piquancy not common in official documents.
- Simon Newcomb

As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking
back upon that former self as upon another person,
the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace
in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity.
- Simon Newcomb

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life.
- Marion Jones

It was my father who taught me to value myself.
He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that
I was the most precious thing in his life.
- Dawn French

My father always told me that
all businessmen were sons of bitches,
but I never believed it till now.
- John F. Kennedy

My Father had a profound influence on me.
He was a lunatic.
- Spike Milligan

There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about,
there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.
- Shirley Knight

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
- Euripides

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light
between the heart and the heavenly Father.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying
me in one arm with a picket sign in the other.
- Camryn Manheim

Child-rearing is my main interest now.
I'm a hands-on father.
- Sean Penn

My father was grounded, a very meat-and-potatoes man.
He was a baker.
- Anthony Hopkins

I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
- H. G. Wells

I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.
- Annette Funicello

There's really no point in having children if you're
not going to be home enough to father them.
- Anthony Edwards

I'm a father; that's what matters most.
Nothing matters more.
- Gordon Brown

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters -
I'm from an all female family.
My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!
- Shirley Manson

My father was never anti-anything in our house.
- Errol Flynn

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

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

Do you know that other than my father,
I've never had a man take care of me?
- Dionne Warwick

My father would take me to the playground,
and put me on mood swings.
- Jay London

The child is father of the man.
- William Wordsworth

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

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

What does God the Father look like? Although I've never seen Him,
I believe - as with the Holy Spirit -
He looks like Jesus looked on earth.
- Benny Hinn

Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me.
They don't mean anything.
- Oliver Hudson

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
- Gloria Steinem

I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist,
so we went to both churches.
- Aaron Neville

But I have to be careful not to let the world dazzle
me so much that I forget that I'm a husband and a father.
- Herbie Hancock

My father loved people, children and pets.
- Tony Visconti


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