Michael Faraday Quotes

Born in Newington Butts, Surrey, Michael Faraday was a preeminent English Physicist

Taxing Electricity

“Why, sir, there is every possibility that you will soon be able to tax it! (to PM William Gladstone, on the usefulness of electricity)”


The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction.”


"But still try, for who knows what is possible?"

"Work. Finish. Publish."

When the Prime Minister asked of a new discovery, 'What good is it?', Faraday replied, 'What good is a new-born baby?'

“The important thing is to know how to take all things quietly.”

“The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication.”


“Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature.”

"The book of nature which we have to read is written by the finger of God."

Michael Faraday Quotes about Michael Faraday

Tyndall, I must remain plain Michael Faraday to the last; and let me now tell you, that if I accepted the honour which the Royal Society desires to confer upon me, I would not answer for the integrity of my intellect for a single year.

“I am busy just now again on electro-magnetism, and think I have got hold of a good thing, but can't say. It may be a weed instead of a fish that, after all my labor, I may at last pull up.”

No wonder that my remembrance fails me, for I shall complete my 70 years next Sunday (the 22); -- and during these 70 years I have had a happy life; which still remains happy because of hope and content.

If you would cause your view ... to be acknowledged by scientific men; you would do a great service to science. If you would even get them to say yes or no to your conclusions it would help to clear the future progress. I believe some hesitate because they do not like their thoughts disturbed.

"Without experiment, I am nothing."