Your Majesty will do the human race an eternal service by extirpating this infamous superstition, I do not say among the rabble, who are not worthy of being enlightened and who are apt for every yoke; I say among honest people, among men who think, among those who wish to think. My one regret in dying is that I cannot aid you in this noble enterprise, the finest and most respectable which the human mind can point out.
Etymology is a science in which vowels signify nothing at all, and consonants very little.
Doctors are men who prescribe medicine of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, for human beings of which they know nothing. I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker.
As attributed in More Random Walks in Science: An Anthology by Robert L.
Remark to Adam Smithas attributed in P. The adjective is the enemy of the substantive.
The adjective is the enemy of the noun. Misattributed [ edit ] Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.