Some Facts and Quotations of World Famous Scientists:
They were notable events on the social calendar among London’s gentry. Over the course of several letters to his close friend Benjamin Abbott, Faraday outlined his recommendations on the art of lecturing: Faraday wrote:
A flame should be lighted at the commencement and kept alive with unremitting splendour to the end.
Contents of the Six Lectures
Lecture 1: A Candle: The Flame - Its Sources - Structure - Mobility - Brightness
Lecture 2: Brightness of the Flame - Air necessary for Combustion - Production of Water
Lecture 3: Products: Water from the Combustion - Nature of Water - A Compound - Hydrogen
Lecture 4: Hydrogen in the Candle - Burns into Water - The Other Part of Water - Oxygen
Lecture 5: Oxygen present in the Air - Nature of the Atmosphere - Its Properties - Other Products from the Candle - Carbonic Acid - Its Properties
Lecture 6: Carbon or Charcoal - Coal Gas Respiration and its Analogy to the Burning of a Candle - Conclusion
Davy said himself:
I consider it fortunate I was left much to myself as a child, and put upon no particular plan of study... What I am I made myself.
In the apothecary's dispensary, Davy became a chemist, and a garret in Tonkin's house was the scene of his earliest chemical operations.
Davy's friends would often say:
This boy Humphry is incorrigible. He will blow us all.
His eldest sister complained of the ravages made on her dresses by corrosive substances.
Thomas Alva Edison
Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.
I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
I don't care that they stole my idea . . I care that they don't have any of their own.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Of all things, I liked books best.
I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.