Phrases with "science"

Time went on, and yet other branches of science developed themselves. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

D.H. Lawrence And we obtain it in the subjection, reduction, analysis, and destruction of the Self. So on we go, active in science and mechanics, and social reform. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The science is false by not being poetic. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

H. G. Wells The science hangs like a gathering fog in a valley, a fog which begins nowhere and goes nowhere, an incidental, unmeaning inconvenience to passers-by. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Arthur Machen But there was no science then; only a great deal of wickedness. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

Marcel Prous Mon surplus de science sur la vie (sur la vie moins unie, moins simple que je ne l’avais cru d’abord) aboutissait provisoirement à l’agnosticisme. Le Côté de Guermantes by Marcel Prous

Edgar Allan Poe It is through the spirit of this principle, if not precisely through its letter, that modern science has resolved to calculate upon the unforeseen. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

H. G. Wells But what else was there to do? “Old Jason — full of science and as slow as an elephant —! But he made boxers of us. The Reconciliation by H. G. Wells [1895]

Andrew Lang But perhaps only one eminent man of science declares that hypnotism is all imposture and malobservation. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

My reading was confined to science of the most recent kind, to abstruse philosophy, and to foreign classics. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

George Gissing Of course, one is unhappier with science than without it. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

James Clerk Maxwell The men whose names are found in the history of science are not mere hypothetical constituents of a crowd, to be reasoned upon only in masses. Five of Maxwell’s Papers by James Clerk Maxwell

H. G. Wells His way of defending the Godhead was by asking, What can your science know for certain? and escaping back to orthodoxy under a dust-cloud of philosophical doubts. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

You must endeavour to amuse yourself as best you can, consoling yourself with the knowledge that we are doing all that science can do for him. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Something is wanting to science until it has been humanized. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Andrew Lang He has even a bad word for the “man-god” of modern days, — “The man of science himself is fonder of glory, and vain, An eye well-practised in nature, a spirit bounded and poor. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

Jules Verne Chaque citoyen reçoit à son arrivée une petite brochure, où les principes les plus importants d’une vie réglée selon la science sont exposés dans un langage simple et clair. Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Bégum by Jules Verne [1879]

George Gissing Pure science could not serve him, for he had no original results to announce. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

H. G. Wells It is the paradox of science that it alters the whole world and is produced by the genius of men who need protection and help more than any other class of worker. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

Abraham Merri All these had been dedicated to gods which, whether created by humanity as science believes, or creators of humanity as their worshippers believed, still held in them that essence we term human. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Benjamin Disraeli But the pupils of Popanilla had no sooner mastered the first principles of science than they began to throw off their retired habits and uncommunicative manners. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

Andrew Lang Physical science has lately invented a new theory. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Oscar Wilde He began to wonder whether we could ever make psychology so absolute a science that each little spring of life would be revealed to us. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Robert Green Ingersoll It is the highest science of all. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Elizabeth Gaskell Now Cynthia’s talents are not for science and the severer studies. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Since I began teaching in this school, the aspect of many branches of science has undergone a very remarkable transformation. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Robert Green Ingersoll He was to science what Shakespeare was to the drama. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

The science of town-planning was unborn. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

George Gissing Standing by her mother’s grave, she often repeated to herself “seu potius exuviae,” and wondered whether her father’s faith in science excluded the hope of that old-world reasoning. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

William Blades Yet, why should sons of science These puny rankling reptiles dread? ’Tis but to let their books be read, And bid the worms defiance. The Enemies of Books by William Blades [1880]

Robert Green Ingersoll In those blessed days ignorance was a king and science was an outcast. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Robert Green Ingersoll For the change that has taken place we are indebted solely to science — the only lever capable of raising mankind. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Thomas Love Peacock The day of reckoning, Mr. Mac Quedy, is the point which your paper-money science always leaves out of view. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

There only remained a resolution to return to my ancient studies and to devote myself to a science for which I believed myself to possess a natural talent. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Robert Green Ingersoll The science of religion is the highest of all, embracing all others. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

Anatole France But I was not so grateful to her as it should have been my duty to be, and thought of nothing else but to bring the science she had taught me to others, prettier ones. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Oscar Wilde It can give us the exact science of mind in the process of becoming. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Robert Green Ingersoll In the light of science they cannot cloud the sky forever. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

H. G. Wells Prominent men of science speak more and more frequently of the responsibility of science for the disorder of the world. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

Sinclair Lewis Oh, there is an art in science — for a few. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

To Swift, science was merely a kind of futile muckraking and the machines were non-sensical contraptions that would never work. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

In the struggle, however, that was now taking place, science seemed to be of little value. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Arthur Conan Doyle But if not — well, the resources of science are far from being exhausted. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Olaf Stapledon But science had come too late. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Jules Verne Les astronomes, il faut en convenir, ont décoré ces prétendues mers de noms au moins bizarres que la science a respectés jusqu’ici. Autour de la Lune by Jules Verne [1870]

Believe me, science has done good to mankind, but it has done mischief too. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

But if the processes of science are necessarily slow, they are sure. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Henry David Thoreau The true man of science will know nature better by his finer organization; he will smell, taste, see, hear, feel, better than other men. Natural History of Massachusetts by Henry David Thoreau [1842]

H. G. Wells Whether there is any educational value in the school-teaching of science we may discuss later. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Anthony Trollope The reading of a volume of history or on science may represent itself as a duty; and though the duty may by a bad style be made very disagreeable, the conscientious reader will perhaps perform it. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

James Clerk Maxwell But the history of science is not restricted to the enumeration of successful investigations. Five of Maxwell’s Papers by James Clerk Maxwell

Henry Adams If one were at liberty to be as lax in science as in theology, and to assume unity from the start, one might better say so, as the Church did, and not invite attack by appearing weak in evidence. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

H. G. Wells Something it was about the insignificance of science and the supreme importance of Life. Parload stood listening, half turned towards the sky with the tips of his fingers on his spectroscope. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Benjamin Disraeli Youth should attend lectures on art and science by the most illustrious professors, and should converse together afterward on what they have heard. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

H.G. Wells Most of the fantastic things of our science are common-places there, and all our earthly science would seem to them the maddest dreaming. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Thomas Paine The Egyptian method of embalming is not known to the present age, and hieroglyphical pageantry hath outlived the science of deciphering it. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

He reminded them of the victories they had won with odds nearly as discouraging as the present; thus establishing the superiority of science and discipline over numbers. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

H. G. Wells I don’t believe a word of it, this spreading web of science of yours, that will grow and grow until all our little affairs are caught by it and put in place like flies. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Some day or other it would lead science into new paths. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Anton Chekhov You have, no doubt, Madam, taken your degree somewhere?” “I studied at Novotcherkask at the Don Institute.” “Then you have not been to a university? So you don’t know what science means. The Chorus Girl and other stories by Anton Chekhov

Thomas Love Peacock MR. MAC QUEDY. Now, sir — REV. DR. FOLLIOTT. Pray, sir, let your science alone, or you will put me under the painful necessity of demolishing it bit by bit, as I have done your exordium. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

Henry James I must cultivate the market — it’s a science like another. The Next Time by Henry James [1895]

But as for the science and knowledge which the soul of a philosopher desires to have concerning everything, the senses have it not. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

It was taken to the academy of science in Paris, but when the ancient24 secretary opened it, he saw nothing but blank pages. Micromégas by Voltaire [1752]

Henry Adams The danger was all the greater because men of science covered it with “larger synthesis,” and poets called the undevout astronomer mad. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Robert Green Ingersoll While superstition builds walls and creates obstructions, science opens all the highways of thought. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

H. G. Wells The science and organization of Utopia had taken the danger by the throat and banished it. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

H. G. Wells Biological science knocked the bottom out of physical science (which is something fundamentally different from biological science) seventy years ago. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

With a generous hatred of stupidity, he flies full tilt at the pedantic education of the monasteries, and asserts the highest ideals of science and humanity. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Virginia Woolf She wished he would go on for ever talking of plants, and showing her how science felt not quite blindly for the law that ruled their endless variations. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Pray heaven that it be not a dangerous one; but the interests of science must be promoted, and I am prepared for the worst. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

Sinclair Lewis They went profoundly into the science of business, and indicated that the purpose of manufacturing a plow or a brick was so that it might be sold. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Everywhere, then, in this immense design, science brings new life to light. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

John Locke Much less a science of unembodied spirits. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Such science instruction as my father gave seemed indeed the uninviting alternative to the classical grind. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

H. G. Wells It went with a frequent fine use of the mind, a conscious use, and it took all science by the way. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Andrew Lang The science of Folklore, if we may call it a science, finds everywhere, close to the surface of civilised life, the remains of ideas as old as the stone elf-shots, older than the celt of bronze. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Francis Bacon For of this there is some issue; whereas in what is now done in the matter of science there is only a whirling round about, and perpetual agitation, ending where it began. The Great Instauration by Francis Bacon [1620]

Things that used to be matters of opinion become matters of science — and cease to be party questions. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Richard Burton As a “Hindi” I could use animal magnetism, taking care, however, to give the science a specious supernatural appearance. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

But there are, I apprehend, few persons with a cultivated sense of scholastic merit to whom the ritualistic accessories of science are altogether an idle matter. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Robert Green Ingersoll Religion is simply the science of human duty and the duty of man to man — that is what it is. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

H. G. Wells It was no more capable of producing world order than the physical science of 1663 could have produced an aeroplane or a steam turbine. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

She has no strength of wing to uphold you through the air; she has no science wherewith to make a home in the wilderness. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

H. G. Wells Science we called “stinks”; our three science masters were ex officio ridiculous and the practical laboratory a refuge for oddities. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

One is that morality is a science capable of demonstration. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

H. G. Wells Men of science are a peculiar, an almost ungracious, class, and very often the more you popularize them the less they like it. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Charles Kingsley Physical science is facing it valiantly now. The Natural Theology of the Future by Charles Kingsley

H. G. Wells I felt that science was producing a poisonous swarm, a nest of black dragons. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

G. K. Chesterton You were saying, if I remember right, when this incidental fracas occurred, that the rudiments of science might with advantage be made public. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Jules Verne Most fortunately the 37th parallel did not cross the immense deserts, inaccessible regions, which have cost many martyrs to science already. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

H. G. Wells I do not believe this can be the end; no human soul can believe in such an end and go on living, but to it science points as a possible thing, science and reason alike. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

And there is another difficulty, namely, that when you have got your science or technical teacher it may not be easy to keep him. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Present-day science with its wonderful development has provided countless plots for supernatural stories. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

George Gissing Which merely signified that a man of science attached value to descent. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

I think I do not err in saying that if science were made a foundation of education, instead of being, at most, stuck on as cornice to the edifice, this state of things could not exist. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Maria Edgeworth Mr. Percival was a man of science and literature, and his daily pursuits and general conversation were in the happiest manner instructive and interesting to his family. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Jeremy Bentham But enough of metaphor and declamation: it is not by such means that moral science is to be improved. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Since then, I have left science to work out its own problems, while I work out the holes. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Edgar Rice Burroughs And then I let go, with every ounce of my weight and muscle and science in back of that throw. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

H. G. Wells I’m going to give up my professorship—and science generally, and come into business—if that is what you are meaning. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

H. G. Wells In their remoter recesses, I am told, strange creatures lurk, some of them terrible and dangerous creatures that all the science of the moon has been unable to exterminate. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Let no one presumptuously arrogate to himself the science of banqueting, unless the nice doctrine of tastes has been previously considered by him with exact system. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

The science of stopping in time is not regarded with all the respect it deserves. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

George Gissing Theological works there were none, and natural science was alone represented by a few works on botany; but the collection of histories was complete and good. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Arthur Conan Doyle There is a big two-volumed book at the end of my science shelf which would, even now, have its right to be called scientific disputed by some of the pedants. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

H. G. Wells The science master was in a minority of one on the staff and he came up to St. Hobart’s by way of a technical school; the public school spirit cowed him. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

H. G. Wells And finally, we have the science of inanimate matter. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

The ambition of the inquirer seemed to limit itself to the annihilation of those visions on which my interest in science was chiefly founded. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

I remembered the old doctor —‘It would be interesting for science to watch the mental changes of individuals, on the spot. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

H. G. Wells He treated the advancement and extension of science as inevitable. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

H. G. Wells That, I think, is the peculiar satisfaction of science and its enduring reward. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

H. G. Wells Science — science is something more. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

I really can hardly conceive a higher enjoyment than a botanical tour among the Alleghany mountains, to any one who had science enough to profit by it. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Abraham Merri They may have developed a civilization and a science far more advanced than ours. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Nathaniel Hawthorne Like others of his profession, before predicting the shadowy events that were moving on to meet me he gave proof of his preternatural science by describing scenes through which I had already passed. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Robert Louis Stevenson It was not a science then — it was a living art; and it visibly grew under the eyes and between the hands of its practitioners. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle Neither did he appear to have pursued any course of reading which might fit him for a degree, in science or any other recognized portal which would give him an entrance into the learned world. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

The science of the earth’s crust — to which, doubtless, will be added that of its interior whenever a man shall come up garrulous out of a well. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Olaf Stapledon In practice each science studies a particular type of events, and employs special concepts derived from its special field of study. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

H. G. Wells For him there was no fault so important as self-contradiction, no science so significant as the reconciliation of “interests. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

I attended the annual public exhibition at this school, and perceived, with some surprise, that the higher branches of science were among the studies of the pretty creatures I saw assembled there. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Ralph Waldo Emerson Engineer, broker, jurist, physician, moralist, theologian, and every man, inasmuch as he has any science — is a definer and map-maker of the latitudes and longitudes of our condition. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Lastly, there was an extraordinary tribunal, called the council of music, but which, differing from the import of its name, was devoted to the encouragement of science and art. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

I was just going to say that the devil only knows what choice depends on, and that perhaps that was a very good thing, but I remembered the teaching of science . Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

John Morley There were many occasional storms and short sullen fits even in these high regions of science and the finer tastes. Voltaire by John Morley

And this, too, is not magic, as the credulous call it; as I have so often said before, magic (or science that violates Nature) exists not: it is but the science by which Nature can be controlled. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

G. K. Chesterton There had begun that easy automatic habit, of science as an oiled and smooth-running machine, that habit of treating things as obviously unquestionable, when, indeed, they are obviously questionable. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

Jules Verne Vous avez poussé votre oeuvre aussi loin que vous le permettait la science terrestre. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

H. G. Wells He says he wants to be a science student at the Polytechnic and go on learning things. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Arthur Conan Doyle I may say that his power had left him with the occasion which had called it forth, and that he was now the same quiet, gentle man of science whom we had known. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Theodore Dreiser At last it crossed his mind that there was a science of faces, and that a man could pick the liberal countenance if he tried. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells We were the Anglo–Saxons, the elect of the earth, leading the world in social organization, in science and economic method. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

His science was limited to an acquaintance with the fasts and festivals of his religion, and the appropriate ceremonies which distinguished them. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

And understonde, that avarice stont not oonly in lond nor in catel, but som tyme in science and in glorie, and every maner of outrageous thinges is avarice or covetyse. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

Andrew Lang There was enough of Cotton Mather in the man of science to give him pause. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

G. K. Chesterton I cannot use the terms of any science of language, or even any science of literature. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

H. G. Wells Most people think a professor of science is just——” “A professor of science. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

George Gissing There had been mention of a sermon at the Cathedral, in which the preacher declared his faith that the maturity of science would dispel all antagonisms between it and revelation. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

It is to know, as to the whole and its parts, as men understand knowing in some one subject of successful handling, whether art or science or practical craft. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

Olaf Stapledon And, armed with science for oppression and propaganda, it must inevitably destroy the humanity of its citizens. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Sinclair Lewis He thanked the god of science for antitoxin and for the gas motor. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

I became acquainted with the science of anatomy, but this was not sufficient; I must also observe the natural decay and corruption of the human body. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Modern science itself seems miraculous, so its employment in ghostly stories is but natural. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Thomas Hardy Louis set no great bait for St. Cleeve in this statement, for old science was not old art which, having perfected itself, has died and left its secret hidden in its remains. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Andrew Lang Whether science is acquainted with the drugs necessary for such purposes is another question. The Puzzle of Dickens’s Last Plot by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle I can produce men of the highest eminence in science and literature who will testify to the real nature of Mr. Linden’s powers. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

For the purposes of industry or of science it counts as a blunder in the apprehension and valuation of facts. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

But unfortunately the equation of science with common sense does not really hold good. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Arthur Conan Doyle I, John Fothergill West, can confidently answer that science is wrong. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Virginia Woolf But these facts are not like the facts of scienceonce they are discovered, always the same. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Arthur Conan Doyle Should we attempt to do so ourselves, the only possible result must be that we shall never return with the important contribution to science which we have already gained. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Olaf Stapledon The new India, it seemed, while armed with European science and European resolution, would teach mankind a quietude and detachment which Europe lacked. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Jules Verne Mais sa science s’arrêtait là. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Bronislaw Malinowski Undoubtedly much greater service is rendered to science by pointing out really irresolvable contradictions and obscurities than by establishing fallacious certitude. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

H. G. Wells They had no belief that science could save them, nor any idea that there was a need to be saved. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Richard Burton This, from a man of science who is not writing up to a theory, may be considered strong evidence in favour of variety in the Arabian family. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

H. G. Wells Now, a year or so ago, I had occupied my leisure in taking a London science degree, so that I have a smattering of physics and mineralogy. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Virginia Woolf She wanted to go away by herself, preferably to some bleak northern moor, and there study mathematics and the science of astronomy. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

There is no science that can supply this defect to the temperament created without it; it may be taught a counterfeit, but it will never own a reality. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Sir Walter Scott Here also Pauline was excellently qualified as an instructress, and Margaret, more successful in a science for which Nature had gifted her, made proficiency both in vocal and instrumental music. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

H. G. Wells In the world of science now, even more than in the world of literature and political thought, the thing that is alive struggles, half-suffocated, amidst a copious production of things born dead. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Nothing in my science had the power to do as much for them. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Virginia Woolf If any light burns above Cambridge, it must be from three such rooms; Greek burns here; science there; philosophy on the ground floor. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Charles Kingsley The Jewish sages, I hold, taught that science was probable; the Greeks and Romans proved that it was possible. Science by Charles Kingsley

Our task is only that of sending out a few pickets under the starry flag of science to the edge of that dark domain where the ensigns of the obstinate rebel, Ignorance, are flying undisputed. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Olaf Stapledon If he knew himself as well as he now begins to know his world, the science of the physical would not dismay him about his own nature, nor remain itself a science of mere appearances. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

George Meredith The great Mel had been his son’s instructor in the chivalrous science of fence, and a maitre d’armes in Portugal had given him polish. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Arthur Conan Doyle But these men of science have so riveted our attention on these fringes that we forget the central object. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

And then there is the queer spectacle of modern electrical science showering miracles upon people with empty bellies. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Every science must make some assumptions. The Meaning of Truth by William James

Benjamin Disraeli Sir Lucius was a first-rate jockey; his colleague was quite ignorant of the noble science in all its details; but that was of slight importance. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Robert Green Ingersoll And shall we go to the barbarians to learn the science of sciences? The nineteenth century knows more about religion than all the centuries dead. On Skulls by Robert Green Ingersoll

Thomas Paine The principles of science lead to this knowledge; for the Creator of man is the Creator of science; and it is through that medium that man can see God, as it were, face to face. The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine

Ralph Waldo Emerson The formulas of science are like the papers in your pocket-book, of no value to any but the owner. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Guy de Maupassant Pierre répondit d’un ton dédaigneux: — Oh! moi, c’est par le travail et la science que j’arriverai. Pierre et Jean by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

John Stuart Mill An apparent anomaly, the explanation of which is, that the detailed doctrines of a science are not usually deduced from, nor depend for their evidence upon, what are called its first principles. Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill

Charles Kingsley For science is, I verily believe, like virtue, its own exceeding great reward. Science by Charles Kingsley

H. G. Wells The whole history of literature and science abundantly shows that no critical judgment is more than an approximation to the truth. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Henry Adams In 1850, science would have smiled at such a romance as this, but, in 1900, as far as history could learn, few men of science thought it a laughing matter. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Rashleigh knew nothing of what is called the science of pugilism, in which McCoy was very expert. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

H. G. Wells We must make great safe places down deep, and get all the books we can; not novels and poetry swipes, but ideas, science books. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Robert Green Ingersoll The science of medicine consisted in knowing how to persuade these ghosts to vacate the premises. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Olaf Stapledon Under the stress of science and mechanization the old order had become effete, the old patterns of life could no longer be healthily lived; yet the new order and the new mentality could not be born. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

The influence of the priesthood must be greatest in an imperfect state of civilisation, where it engrosses all the scanty science of the time in its own body. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

H. G. Wells Countless men and women must serve — as men and women served science — and none be taken as a figurehead. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

With the knowledge I shall gain I shall revolutionize the whole science of medicine. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

H. G. Wells For centuries now Utopian science has been able to discriminate among births, and nearly every Utopian alive would have ranked as an energetic creative spirit in former days. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

The books I have read, the theories of literature and art and science which I have adopted and dismissed, learnt and forgotten — those are the history of my life. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Henry Adams Fortunately, a student of history had no responsibility for the problem; he took it as science gave it, and waited only to be taught. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

H. G. Wells When Mrs Twain came with a meal for the patient, there was not a trace of this temporary return of that lucid young man of science to the body over which he had once ruled. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Elizabeth Gaskell Give me a wise man of science in love! No one beats him in folly. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

One reason why these motifs of science are not used in drama to any extent is that they are impossible of representation on the stage. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

H. G. Wells He could hardly pay his way; the two rather battered villas and that one golden sovereign for all the apparatus required for science teaching, give the measure of his means. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

It was the hour above all others most sacred to the daring science of the Egyptian — the science which would read our changeful destinies in the stars. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

William Godwin It is added that, after this apparition, he had an infinite deal of wit, and advanced in science with so rapid a progress as utterly to astonish the masters. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle There I began a series of investigations which soon took me into regions of science to which none of the three famous men who taught me had ever penetrated. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Caroline Lamb She seemed to have a decided turn for every thing it was necessary for her to learn: instruction was scarcely necessary, so readily did her nature bend itself to every art, science and accomplishment. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Olaf Stapledon Mechanism, formerly man’s tyrant, became his slave, science his willing servant. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Tobias Smolle With respect to the characters of mankind, my curiosity is quite satisfied: I have done with the science of men, and must now endeavour to amuse myself with the novelty of things. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle