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Joseph Priestley
(1733-1804) born on
Mar 13
English chemist, political theorist, clergyman. He discovered oxygen and wrote studies of gases in "Observations on Different Kinds of Air," 1786.
         
   
F
The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.

R
Could we have entered into the mind of Sir Isaac Newton, and have traced all the steps by which he produced his great works, we might see nothing very extraordinary in the process.
A
In completing one discovery we never fail to get an imperfect knowledge of others of which we could have no idea before, so that we cannot solve one doubt without creating several new ones.
N
Will is nothing more than a particular case of the general doctrine of association of ideas, and therefore a perfectly mechanical thing.
K
What I have known with respect to myself, has tended much to lessen both my admiration, and my contempt, of others.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Thoughts in the Wilderness."
R: In "The Dictionary of Biographical Quotation," by Justin Wintle & Richard Kenin, 1978.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: In "The New Webster's Dictionary of Quotations and Famous Phrases," by Donald Bolander, 1987.
K: In "The Dictionary of Biographical Quotation," by Justin Wintle & Richard Kenin, 1978.
   


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