(26 Mar 1773 - 16 Mar 1838)
Science Quotes by Nathaniel Bowditch (1 quote)
Whenever I meet in Laplace with the words 'Thus it plainly appears', I am sure that hours and perhaps days, of hard study will alone enable me to discover how it plainly appears.
— Nathaniel Bowditch
Quotes by others about Nathaniel Bowditch (1)
The first effect of the mind growing cultivated is that processes once multiple get to be performed in a single act. Lazarus has called this the progressive condensation of thought. ... Steps really sink from sight. An advanced thinker sees the relations of his topics is such masses and so instantaneously that when he comes to explain to younger minds it is often hard ... Bowditch, who translated and annotated Laplace's Mιchanique Cιleste, said that whenever his author prefaced a proposition by the words it is evident, he knew that many hours of hard study lay before him.
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