Nothing is so fatal to the progress of the human mind as to suppose that our views of science are ultimate; that there are no mysteries in nature ; that our triumphs are complete, and that there are no new worlds to conquer.
As quoted by David Knight (1998). Humphry Davy: science & power. Cambridge University Press. p. 87. ISBN 0521565391.
Fortunately science, like that nature to which it belongs, is neither limited by time nor by space . It belongs to the world, and is of no country and of no age. The more we know , the more we feel our ignorance ; the more we feel how much remains unknown; and in philosophy , the sentiment of the Macedonian hero can never apply, there are always new worlds to conquer.Humphry Davy
I envy no quality of the mind or intellect in others; not genius , power, wit , nor fancy; but, if I could choose what would be most delightful, and, I believe, most useful to me, I should prefer a firm religious belief to every other blessing.Humphry Davy