Jean-Baptiste Dumas Quotes
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I have seen many phases of life; I have moved in imperial circles, I have been a Minister of State; but if I had to live my life again, I would always remain in my laboratory, for the greatest joy of my life has been to accomplish original scientific work, and, next to that, to lecture to a set of intelligent students.
Hypotheses are the crutches of science to be thrown away at the proper time.
In the study of Nature conjecture must be entirely put aside, and vague hypothesis carefully guarded against. The study of Nature begins with facts, ascends to laws, and raises itself, as far as the limits of man's intellect will permit, to the knowledge of causes, by the threefold means of observation, experiment and logical deduction.
Truth is so beautiful that it deserves every effort a man can bestow to attain it; it is so fruitful that it carries along with it its own recompense. By keeping the end in view, without occupying ourselves with particulars, we find the ordinary details of prosperity and riches fall into their proper places.