Falling Quotes (6 quotes)
Confucius once said: our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do. Scholars believe he was referring to roller coasters.
Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects.
I was sitting in a chair in the patent office at Bern when all of a sudden a thought occurred to me: If a person falls freely he will not feel his own weight. I was startled. This simple thought made a deep impression on me. It impelled me toward a theory of gravitation.
Natural powers, principally those of steam and falling water, are subsidized and taken into human employment Spinning-machines, power-looms, and all the mechanical devices, acting, among other operatives, in the factories and work-shops, are but so many laborers. They are usually denominated labor-saving machines, but it would be more just to call them labor-doing machines. They are made to be active agents; to have motion, and to produce effect; and though without intelligence, they are guided by laws of science, which are exact and perfect, and they produce results, therefore, in general, more accurate than the human hand is capable of producing.
Science has taught us to think the unthinkable. Because when nature is the guiderather than a priori prejudices, hopes, fears or desireswe are forced out of our comfort zone. One by one, pillars of classical logic have fallen by the wayside as science progressed in the 20th century, from Einstein's realization that measurements of space and time were not absolute but observer-dependent, to quantum mechanics, which not only put fundamental limits on what we can empirically know but also demonstrated that elementary particles and the atoms they form are doing a million seemingly impossible things at once.
The story of scientific discovery has its own epic unitya unity of purpose and endeavourthe single torch passing from hand to hand through the centuries; and the great moments of science when, after long labour, the pioneers saw their accumulated facts falling into a significant ordersometimes in the form of a law that revolutionised the whole world of thoughthave an intense human interest, and belong essentially to the creative imagination of poetry.