Hermann HelmholtzHermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz
(August 31, 1821, Potsdam, Kingdom of Prussia - September 8, 1894, Charlottenburg, Germany)Nationality: GermanyUnique distinction
: One of the most prolific and greatest scientists of the XIX century, “Homo Universalis”. Gender: Male
Quotes: 1. The originator of a new concept...finds, as a rule, that it is much more difficult to find out why other people do not understand him, than it was to discover the new truth. 2. A metaphysical conclusion is either a false conclusion or a concealed experimental conclusion. 3. Whoever, in the pursuit of science, seeks after immediate practical utility, may generally rest assured that he will seek in vain.
4. Music stands in a much closer connection with pure sensation than any of the other arts. 5. The smallest quantity of alcohol scares away novel ideas.
6. Reason we call that faculty innate in us of discovering laws and applying them with thought. 7. There is a kind, I might almost say, of artistic satisfaction, when we are able to survey the enormous wealth of Nature as a regularly ordered whole a kosmos, an image of the logical thought of our own mind. 8. Every great deed of which history tells us, every mighty passion which art can represent, every picture of manners, of civic arrangements, of the culture of peoples of distant lands or of remote times, seizes and interests us, even if there is no exact scientific connection among them.Read more...