17th-century Historian Quotes
He who would form a correct judgment of their tone, must hear first one bell and then the other.
Marshal thy notions into a handsome method - One will carry twice more weight trussed and packed up in bundles, than when it lies untowardly flapping and hanging about his shoulders.
The fangs of a bear, and the tusks of a wild boar, do not bite worse and make deeper gashes than a goose-quill sometimes; no, not even the badger himself, who is said to be so tenacious of his bite that he will not give over his hold till he feels his teeth meet and the bones crack.
[there is an] angelical conjunction of medicine with divinity.
The highest and most lofty trees have the most reason to dread the thunder.
Degrees of freedom. The number of fetters on the statistician. The number of d.f. is usually considered self-evident — except for the analysis of data that have not appeared in a textbook.
Freedom is not an essential and basic condition for the growth of science; the care and diligence of government authorities are the most important conditions for this development.
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