Ounce Quotes (8 quotes)
A man in twenty-four hours converts as much as seven ounces of carbon into carbonic acid; a milch cow will convert seventy ounces, and a horse seventy-nine ounces, solely by the act of respiration. That is, the horse in twenty-four hours burns seventy-nine ounces of charcoal, or carbon, in his organs of respiration to supply his natural warmth in that time ..., not in a free state, but in a state of combination.
A pound of energy with an ounce of talent will achieve greater results than a pound of talent with an ounce of energy.
An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Coal â€¦ We may well call it black diamonds. Every basket is power and civilization; for coal is a portable climate. â€¦ Watt and Stephenson whispered in the ear of mankind their secret, that a half-ounce of coal will draw two tons a mile, and coal carries coal, by rail and by boat, to make Canada as warm as Calcutta, and with its comforts bring its industrial power.
Give me an ounce of civit, good apothecary, to sweeten my imagination.
We have one of his [Newtonâ€™s] college memorandum-books, which is highly interesting. The following are some of the entries: â€śDrills, gravers, a hone, a hammer, and a mandril, 5s.;â€ť â€śa magnet, 16s.;â€ť â€ścompasses, 2s.;â€ť â€śglass bubbles, 4s.;â€ť â€śat the tavern several other times, ÂŁ1;â€ť â€śspent on my cousin, 12s.;â€ť â€śon other acquaintances, 10s.;â€ť â€śPhilosophical Intelligences, 9s. 6d.;â€ť â€ślost at cards twice, 15s.;â€ť â€śat the tavern twice, 3s. 6d.;â€ť â€śto three prisms, ÂŁ3;â€ť â€śfour ounces of putty, 1s. 4d.;â€ť â€śBaconâ€™s Miscellanies, 1s. 6d.;â€ť â€śa bible binding, 3s.;â€ť â€śfor oranges to my sister, 4s. 2d.;â€ť â€śfor aquafortis, sublimate, oyle pink, fine silver, antimony, vinegar, spirit of wine, white lead, salt of tartar, ÂŁ2;â€ť â€śTheatrum chemicum, ÂŁ1 8s.â€ť
Will power is only the tensile strength of oneâ€™s own disposition. One cannot increase it by a single ounce.