Bestow Quotes (8 quotes)
If the study of all these sciences which we have enumerated, should ever bring us to their mutual association and relationship, and teach us the nature of the ties which bind them together, I believe that the diligent treatment of them will forward the objects which we have in view, and that the labor, which otherwise would be fruitless, will be well bestowed.
Looking back over the geological record it would seem that Nature made nearly every possible mistake before she reached her greatest achievement Manor perhaps some would say her worst mistake of all. ... At last she tried a being of no great size, almost defenseless, defective in at least one of the more important sense organs; one gift she bestowed to save him from threatened extinctiona certain stirring, a restlessness, in the organ called the brain.
Our delight in any particular study, art, or science rises and improves in proportion to the application which we bestow upon it. Thus, what was at first an exercise becomes at length an entertainment.
People are usually surprised to discover that I hate the phrase constitutional rights. I hate the phrase because it is terribly misleading. Most of the people who say it or hear it have the impression that the Constitution grants them their rights. Nothing could be further from the truth. Strictly speaking it is the Bill of Rights that enumerates our rights, but none of our founding documents bestow anything on you at all [...] The government can burn the Constitution and shred the Bill of Rights, but those actions wouldnt have the slightest effect on the rights youve always had.
Science and knowledge are subject, in their extension and increase, to laws quite opposite to those which regulate the material world. Unlike the forces of molecular attraction, which cease at sensible distances; or that of gravity, which decreases rapidly with the increasing distance from the point of its origin; the farther we advance from the origin of our knowledge, the larger it becomes, and the greater power it bestows upon its cultivators, to add new fields to its dominions.
Science bestowed immense new powers on man, and, at the same time, created conditions which were largely beyond his comprehension.
The more intelligence mankind bestows upon technology, the less knowledge a child is required to learn. If this pattern is never changed, the generation of the future may become reduced to nothing more than lifeless drones born for nothing except pushing buttons on a machine that lives the lives of their masters.
To learn is to incur surpriseI mean really learning, not just refreshing our memory or adding a new fact. And to invent is to bestow surpriseI mean really inventing, not just innovating what others have done.