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James Beattie
(25 Oct 1735 - 18 Aug 1803)

Scottish writer and poet.

Science Quotes by James Beattie (4 quotes)

As Phoebus to the world, is Science to the soul.
— James Beattie
In poem, 'The Minstrel', collected in Beauties Selected from the Writings of James Beattie (1809), 44.
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No degree of genius will ever make one a proficient in the science of man, without accurate observation of human nature in all its varieties.
— James Beattie
In 'On the Study of Human Nature' collected in Beauties Selected from the Writings of James Beattie (1809), 229.
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What cannot art and industry perform,
When science plans the progress of their toil!
— James Beattie
The Minstrel, or the Progress of Genius (1819), 68.
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’Twas thus by the glare of false science betray’d,
That leads to be bewilder, and dazzles the blind.
— James Beattie
'The Hermit'. In James Beattie and Alexander Dyce, The Poetical Works of James Beattie (1866), Vol. 2, 95.
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