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Josiah Gilbert Holland
(24 Jul 1819 - 12 Oct 1881)

American author and poet who editted Scribner's Monthly and its successor Century Magazine (from 1870). He also wrote novels, essays and poems.

Science Quotes by Josiah Gilbert Holland (5 quotes)

Geology gives us a key to the patience of God.
— Josiah Gilbert Holland
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God gives every bird his food, but he does not throw it into the nest.
— Josiah Gilbert Holland
As quoted, without citation, in John Walker, A Fork in the Road: Answers to Daily Dilemmas from the Teachings of Jesus Christ (2005), 99.
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God pity the man of science who believes in nothing but what he can prove by scientific methods; for if ever a human being needed divine pity, he does.
— Josiah Gilbert Holland
Every-Day Topics, a Book of Briefs (1882), 5.
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Scholarship, save by accident, is never the measure of a man's power.
— Josiah Gilbert Holland
Plain Talks on Familiar Subjects: a Series of Popular Lectures (1873), 19.
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Who never walks save where he see men's tracks makes no discoveries.
— Josiah Gilbert Holland
In Kathrina, her Life and Mine in a Poem (1895), 220.
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