Humphry Davy Quotes

Born in Cornwall, England, Humphry Davy was a renowned Chemist best known for discovering a number of elements


“I have learned more from my mistakes than from my successes.”

“Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking.”

“Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles, and kindnesses, and small obligations, given habitually, are what win and preserve the heart and secure comfort”

“The art galleries of Paris contain the finest collection of frames I ever saw.”


Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.

There are very few persons who pursue science with true dignity.

"Fortunately science, like that nature to which it belongs, is neither limited by time nor by space. It belongs to the world, and is of no country and no age. The more we know, the more we feel our ignorance; the more we feel how much remains unknown."