Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps Quote

The beginner in any branch of scientific knowledge, is not like one travelling a straight road, where every step is so much ground actually gained; but the views which he takes are like the faint sketches of a painter, which gradually brighten, and grow more definite as he advances.


Familiar Lectures on Botany, Practical, Elementary and Physiological, Part I, Lecture IV (p. 23), FJ. Huntington & Co. 1837

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The beginner in any branch of scientific knowledge, is not like one travelling a straight road, where every step is so much ground actually gained;...

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The beginner in any branch of scientific knowledge, is not like one travelling a straight road, where every step is so much ground actually gained;...

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The beginner in any branch of scientific knowledge, is not like one travelling a straight road, where every step is so much ground actually gained;...

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The beginner in any branch of scientific knowledge, is not like one travelling a straight road, where every step is so much ground actually gained;...