William Rowan Hamilton Quote

I think there is nothing that so exalts the mind, or so raises one man above his fellow-creatures, as the researches of Science. Who would not rather have the fame of Archimedes than that of his conqueror Marcellus, or than any of those learned commentators on the Classics, whose highest ambition was to be familiar with the thoughts of other men?


Life of Sir William Rowan Hamilton (Volume 1), Letter from W.R. Hamilton to his Aunt Mary Hutton (p. 110)

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I think there is nothing that so exalts the mind, or so raises one man above his fellow-creatures, as the researches of Science. Who would not rather ...

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