William Gilbert Quotes

The magnetic force is animate or imitates a soul; in many respects it surpasses the human soul while it is united to an organic body.

O that the gods would bring to a miserable end such fictitious crazy deformed labours with which the minds of the studious are blinded!

If you wish in this world to advance your merits you're bound to enhance; You must stir it and stump it and blow your own trumpet Or trust me you haven't a chance.

Look for knowledge not in books but in things themselves.

Humor is a drug which it's the fashion to abuse.

The magnet's name the observing Grecians drew. From the magnetic region where it grew.

You have no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself and how little I deserve it.

Philosophy is for the few.

We will hang you never fear Most politely most politely.

I am never never sick at sea. What never? No never! What never? Hardly ever.

And I always voted at my party's call and I never thought of thinking for myself at all.

My family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering.

He combines the manners of a Marquis with the morals of a Methodist.

The House of Peers throughout the war did nothing in particular and did it very well.