QUOTE BY ROBERT HOOKE

“By the same Author is also to be sold, A Miscellany of many Ingenious Conceits and Advices, written by him for the Service of all ingenious Persons.”

“Four things belong to a judge: to hear courteously, to answer wisely, to consider soberly, and to decide impartially.”

“Certain Condition required of Organ-finishers”

“As in a Theatre, the eyes of men, after a well-graced Actor leaves the Stage, are idly bent on him that enters next.”

“What curiosity in numberless things! What industry in searching them out! What judgment in placing them in order! What eloquence in describing them!”

“The most common observation, that is made by Engineers in the conduct of all bodies is, that some of them do communicate with others all the motions they receive, and seem to have no other action of their own than that which is communicated to them by the motion of the other bodies.”

“As nothing is more easy than to admit of doubts, nothing is more difficult than to satisfy them.”

“All that a man’s mind holds true, is true.”

“A learned physician, skilled only in Galen and Hippocrates, though he may continue to be a learned physician, will never be a great physician; he will always be confined and regulated in his practice by his authors’ rules, and will never be able to show the world that he is master of his art, and capable of adapting his remedies to the variations of diseases.” “The trouble of writing and printing a book, is the least part of the labor.”

“To have an idea of an invisible thing, that like a spirit hovers at the edge of our understanding, is a great bete-noir to the mechanical investigation of the things that come under our notice.”

“The greatest and most difficult work of man is to know himself.”

“Nature does nothing in vain; the Creator has put nothing in the universe that is useless or unnecessary.” THE WIND RISES QUOTES

“As in a palace of a mighty emperor, we see the regiment of all sorts of courts, or offices, each room hath its peculiar officers and attendants, so in the microcosm of man, every cell, every minutest member hath its appointed officers and attendants, which, if they do not do their office well, there is no peace to be expected in the animal, nor in the welfare of the whole body.”

“Observe things in their own conditions, indifferent and unmodified by art.”

“Men judge of things according to their knowledge and habits, and do not speak of things according to their nature.”

“By what means, it may be asked, shall a knowledge of the internal structure of animals be acquired, so as to be able to account for their several uses, and by their means to discover the secrets of nature?”

“The philosopher is Nature’s apprentice, and his experiments are the best of her books.”

“The common sense of most men is the most rarest of things; for every man in his own case thinks himself the most sensible of them all.”

“Certain Conditions required of the Ministers of London.”

“The eye is the window of the soul, and the tongue is the door by which the devil enters.”

“Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.”

“I know not what other way we have either to prove or to comprehend what the Invisible Things are, than by the Visible.”

“Thus Nature is no wonder, but a wonder-maker.”