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William John Wills Quotes and Sayings

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I have deposited some of my journals here for fear of accidents.
- William John Wills

Our clothes are going to pieces fast.
Send provisions as soon as possible.
- William John Wills

Both camels are dead and our provisions are done.
- William John Wills

I am often disgusted at hearing young people I know,
declare that they are afraid of doing this or that,
because they MIGHT be killed.
- William John Wills

 

I see by your letter to my father that you are rather
afraid the French may invade England.
- William John Wills

This country is undergoing great changes for the better.
- William John Wills

The actual danger is nothing, and the positive advantages very great.
- William John Wills

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We have this morning dropped anchor,
just off Williamstown.
- William John Wills

We all think we are right, or we should not believe as we do.
- William John Wills

Everyone who comes out does a very foolish thing in
bringing such a quantity of clothes that he never wants.
- William John Wills

I consider nothing low but ignorance,
vice, and meanness, characteristics generally found
where the animal propensities predominate over the higher sentiments.
- William John Wills

Melbourne is wonderfully altered since I last saw it.
There are some very fair buildings in it now,
and things are a little cheaper than they used to be.
- William John Wills

The pigeon here is a beautiful bird,
of a delicate bronze colour,
tinged with pink about the neck, and the wings marked with green and purple.
- William John Wills

I do not like Melbourne in its present state.
- William John Wills

These rare senses and powers of reasoning were given to be used freely,
but not audaciously, to discover, not to pervert the truth.
- William John Wills

At any rate, girls are differently situated.
Having no need of deep scientific knowledge,
their education is confined more to the ordinary things of the world,
the study of the fine arts, and of the manners and dispositions of people.
- William John Wills

They have just succeeded in raising the two thousand pounds here,
by subscription, that was wanted towards an exploration fund,
for fitting out an expedition, that will probably start
for the interior of our continent next March.
- William John Wills

I have been agreeably disappointed in my idea of the camels.
They are far from unpleasant to ride;
in fact,
it is much less fatiguing than riding on horseback,
and even with the little practice I have yet had,
I find it shakes me less.
- William John Wills

The country up here is beautiful; everything green and pleasant;
and if you saw it now,
you would not believe that in two months' time it could
have such a parched and barren appearance as it will then assume.
- William John Wills

You should carefully study the Art of Reasoning,
as it is what most people are very deficient in,
and I know few things more disagreeable than to argue,
or even converse with a man who has no idea of inductive
and deductive philosophy.
- William John Wills

It is of great importance to note these meteors,
even the small ones, as very little is yet known of them;
and every observation,
if carefully made, will some day help to show what they are.
- William John Wills

What you say about this world I do not quite agree with;
I think it a very good world,
and only requires a person to be reasonable in his expectations,
and not to trust too much to others.
- William John Wills

Our journey so far has been very satisfactory:
we are most fortunate as regards the season,
for there has been more rain this winter than has been
known for the last four or five years.
- William John Wills

Invention, strictly speaking, is little more than a
new combination of those images which have been previously
gathered and deposited in the memory;
nothing can come of nothing.
- Joshua Reynolds

The science of politics is the one science that is
deposited by the streams of history,
like the grains of gold in the sand of a river;
and the knowledge of the past,
the record of truths revealed by experience,
is eminently practical, as an instrument of action
and a power that goes to making the future.
- Lord Acton

The postdoc explained to me how to distinguish different
sorts of particles on the basis of the amounts of energy
they deposited in various sorts of detectors,
spark chambers, calorimeters, what have you.
- Eric Allin Cornell

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

Necessity is the mother of invention.
- Proverb

The River of Life has no meaning, no good, no bad,
no better, no worse, no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS. There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River just flows. The River is the source of all nourishment -
the source of all obstacles.
The River is the source of all life - the source of all death.
The River is the source of all joy - and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy - and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
One can accept the River - or one can deny the River -
and the River just flows.
One can worship the River of Life - or one can curse the River of Life -
and the River just flows. There is nothing to do - and the River flows.
There is nothing to say - and the River flows.
There is nothing to think - and the River flows.
There is nothing to feel - and the River flows.
The River flows - and all else is our drama.
The River flows - and all else is our invention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Internet is the most important single development
in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
- Dave Barry

Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again,
so is a bicycle repair kit.
- Billy Connolly

Human subtlety will never devise an invention
more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature,
because in her inventions nothing is lacking,
and nothing is superfluous.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Mothers are the necessity of invention.
- Bill Watterson

I happen to think that computers are the most important
thing to happen to musicians since the invention of
cat-gut which was a long time ago.
- Robert Moog

The digital revolution is far more significant than
the invention of writing or even of printing.
- Douglas Engelbart

I've got a new invention.
It's a revolving bowl for tired goldfish.
- Lefty Gomez

What makes photography a strange invention is that
its primary raw materials are light and time.
- John Berger

Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates
some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.
- Ambrose Bierce

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is
an invention of philosophers...
What we call art is a game.
- Octavio Paz

Long lives aren't natural.
We forget that senior citizens are as much an invention
as toasters or penicillin.
- Doug Coupland

This play is truly a great invention,
and we're having a great time doing it eight times a week.
- Bill Irwin

The concept of war crimes is an American invention.
- George Wald

Invention is the mother of necessity.
- Thorstein Veblen

I said I have no powers of invention.
Well, I also have no powers of mimicry.
- Norman MacCaig

There are events which are so great that if a writer
has participated in them his obligation is to write
truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention.
- Ernest Hemingway

Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained
in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home.
- David Frost

My invention, (the motion picture camera),
can be exploited...
as a scientific curiosity, but apart from that it has
no commercial value whatsoever.
- Auguste Lumiere

But I'm an adventurer.
I like invention, I like discovery.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing.
It didn't change people's habits.
It just kept them inside the house.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Invention consists in avoiding the constructing of
useless contraptions and in constructing the useful
combinations which are in infinite minority.
- Henri Poincare

I'm proud of my invention, but I'm sad that it is used by terrorists.
- Mikhail Kalashnikov

If necessity is the mother of invention,
it's the father of cooperation.
And we're cooperating like never before.
- John Ashcroft

Necessity may be the mother of invention,
but play is certainly the father.
- Roger von Oech

So without that Canadian invention we were grounded.
And so that was a really important and key part of
the mission and Canadians should take real pride in it.
- Chris Hadfield

Our ability to create has outreached our ability to
use wisely the products of our invention.
- Whitney M. Young

Wonderful invention, the phonograph.
Keeps a man alive long after he's dead.
- P. J. Wolfson

Invention, it must be humbly admitted,
does not consist in creating out of voice,
but out of chaos.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Painting is not for me either decorative amusement,
or the plastic invention of felt reality;
it must be every time: invention,
discovery, revelation.
- Max Ernst

And the invention of transformations of certain figures
has become the most important in musical composition.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

Invention flags, his brain goes muddy,
and black despair succeeds brown study.
- William Congreve

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention.
Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness,
possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble.
- Agatha Christie

The real writer is one who really writes.
Talent is an invention like phlogiston after the fact of fire.
Work is its own cure.
You have to like it better than being loved.
- Marge Piercy

Music is not man's invention, but his heritage from the blessed spirits.
- Tomas Luis de Victoria

In fact, death seems to have been a rather late invention in evolution.
One can go a long way in evolution before encountering an authentic corpse.
- George Wald

Melodic invention is one of the surest signs of a divine gift.
- Gustav Mahler

My country has contrived for me the most insignificant
office that ever the invention of man contrived or
his imagination conceived.
- John Adams

I think Russian people are learning that democracy is not an alien thing;
it's not a western invention.
- Garry Kasparov

It's a non-stop invention, this game of life,
and as soon as you think you've got it,
you lose it.
- Tim Finn

In our day the conventional element in literature is
elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending
that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented.
- Northrop Frye

There is no less invention in aptly applying a thought found in a book,
than in being the first author of the thought.
- Pierre Bayle

The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers
of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt.
- Henry George


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