1.l have said that the man of science is the sworn interpreter of nature in the high court of reason.
2.But of what avail is his honest speech, if ignorance is the assessor of the judge, and prejudice the foreman of the jury?
3.I hardly know of a great physical truth, whose universal reception has not been preceded by an epoch in which most estimable persons have maintained that the phenomena investigated were directly dependent on the Divine Will, and that the attempt to investigate them was not only futile, but blasphemous.
4.And there is a wonderful tenacity of life about this sort of opposition to physical science.
5.Crushed and maimed in every battle, it yet seems never to be slain.
6.and after a hundred defeats it is at this day as rampant, though happily not so mischievous, as in the time of Galileo.
7.But to those whose life is spent, to use Newton’s noble words, in picking up here a pebble and there a pebble on the shores of the great ocean of truth.
8.who watch, day by day, the slow but sure advance of that mighty tide, bearing on its bosom the thousand treasures wherewith man ennobles and beautifies his life
9.it would be laughable, if it were not so sad, to see the little Canutes of the hour enthroned in solemn state, bidding that great wave to stay, and threatening to check its beneficent progress.
10.The wave rises and they fly; but, unlike the brave old Dane, they learn no lesson of humility; the throne is pitched at what seems a safe distance, and the folly is repeated.
11.Women who say they are indiferent to clothes,like men who say they do not mind what they eat ,should be distrusted;there is something wrong.
12.And men who sneer at woman's passionate concern about dress should be banished to the woods.
13.For my part I delight in women when they go into a conference huddle over new clothes.
14.They seem to me then most themselves and the furthest removed from my sex.
15.They are at such times completely in their own world. They are half children,half witches.
16.We never believe we are as fat or as thin and bony as other people say we are.