Quotes by Sir Humphrey Davy

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Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking.

I have learned more from my mistakes than from my successes.
The most important of my discoveries has been suggested to me by my failures.
Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.
The wealth and prosperity of the country are only the comeliness of the body, the fullness of the flesh and fat; but the spirit is independent of them; it requires only muscle, bone and nerve for the true exercise of its functions. We cannot lose our liberty, because we cannot cease to think.