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Humphrey Davy
(1778-1829) born on
Dec 17
English chemist. He discovered laughing gas, 1799 as well as calcium and sodium; invented miner's safety lamp, 1815.
         
   
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When Sir Humphry Davy returned from a visit to Paris he was asked how the picture galleries had impressed him. "The finest collection of frames I ever saw," he said.

R
Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking.
A
To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science.
N
The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by my failures.
K
Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations win and preserve the heart.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "2500 Anecdotes for All Occasions," by Edmund Fuller, 1970.
R: In "Wisdom of the Ages at Your Fingertips," MCR software, 1995.
A: In "Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations," ed. Jason Shulman & Isaac Asimov, 1988.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World," by Edythe Draper, 1992.
   


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