Simon Newcomb Quotes

Top 14 wise famous quotes and sayings by Simon Newcomb

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Simon Newcomb quotes: My father followed, during most of his life, the precarious occupation of a country school teacher. My father followed, during most of his life, the precarious occupation of a country school teacher.
Simon Newcomb quotes: I was taught the alphabet by my aunts before I was four years old, and I was reading the Bible in class and beginning geography when I was six. I was taught the alphabet by my aunts before I was four years old, and I was reading the Bible in class and beginning geography when I was six.
Simon Newcomb quotes: A few years later the Naval Academy was founded at Annapolis, and a similar course was pursued to provide it with a corps of instructors. A few years later the Naval Academy was founded at Annapolis, and a similar course was pursued to provide it with a corps of instructors.
Simon Newcomb quotes: James Edward Oliver might have been one of the great mathematicians of his time had he not been absolutely wanting in the power of continuous work. James Edward Oliver might have been one of the great mathematicians of his time had he not been absolutely wanting in the power of continuous work.
Simon Newcomb quotes: In 1860 a total eclipse of the sun was visible in British America. In 1860 a total eclipse of the sun was visible in British America.
Simon Newcomb quotes: One of the most beautiful hypotheses ever propounded in physics is ... the Dynamical Theory of Gases One of the most beautiful hypotheses ever propounded in physics is ... the Dynamical Theory of Gases
Simon Newcomb quotes: Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant, if not utterly impossible. Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant, if not utterly impossible.
Simon Newcomb quotes: Though born in Nova Scotia, I am of almost pure New England descent. Though born in Nova Scotia, I am of almost pure New England descent.
Simon Newcomb quotes: Aerial flight is one of that class of problems with which men will never have to cope. Aerial flight is one of that class of problems with which men will never have to cope.
Simon Newcomb quotes: All attempts at artificial aviation are not only dangerous to human life, but foredoomed to failure from the engineering standpoint. All attempts at artificial aviation are not only dangerous to human life, but foredoomed to failure from the engineering standpoint.
Simon Newcomb quotes: My first undertaking in the way of scientific experiment was in the field of economics and psychology. My first undertaking in the way of scientific experiment was in the field of economics and psychology.