Research, Discovery, Invention

It is the function of science to discover the existence of a general reign of order in nature and to find the causes governing this order. And this refers in equal measure to the relations of men ‒ social and political ‒ and to the entire universe as a whole.

No law of nature, however general, has been established all at once; its recognition has always been preceded by many presentiments.

There exists everywhere a medium in things, determined by equilibrium.

In a dream I saw a table where all the elements fell into place as required. Awakening, I immediately wrote it down on a piece of paper.  >>>

The elements, if arranged according to their atomic weights, exhibit an apparent periodicity of properties.

We could live at the present day without a Plato, but a double number of Newtons is required to discover the secrets of nature, and to bring life into harmony with the laws of nature.

The most all penetrating spirit before which will open the possibility of tilting not tables, but planets, is the spirit of free human inquiry. Believe only in that.

Work, look for peace and calm in work: you will find it nowhere else.

The establishment of a law, moreover, does not take place when the first thought of it takes form, or even when its significance is recognised, but only when it has been confirmed by the results of the experiment.

Value Creation

Pleasures flit by ‒ they are only for yourself; work leaves a mark of long-lasting joy, work is for others.

I want you to have this feeling too ‒ it is my moral responsibility to help you achieve this inner freedom.