Ostwald_Friedrich Quotes (1 quote)
We can distinguish three groups of scientific men. In the first and very small group we have the men who discover fundamental relations. Among these are vant Hoff, Arrhenius and Nernst. In the second group we have the men who do not make the great discovery but who see the importance and bearing of it, and who preach the gospel to the heathen. Ostwald stands absolutely at the head of this group. The last group contains the rest of us, the men who have to have things explained to us.