Scarcely Quotes (5 quotes)
A body of work such as Pasteurs is inconceivable in our time: no man would be given a chance to create a whole science. Nowadays a path is scarcely opened up when the crowd begins to pour in.
Most American citizens think that life without the telephone is scarcely worth living. The American public telephone system is therefore enormous. Moreover the system belongs to an organization, the Bell companies, which can both control it and make the equipment needed. There is no surer way of getting efficient functional design than having equipment designed by an organization which is going to have to use it. Humans who would have to live with their own mistakes tend to think twice and to make fewer mistakes.
Scarcely anyone who comprehends this theory can escape its magic.
The Animal and Vegetable Kingdoms are to nearly joind, that if you will take the lowest of one, and the highest of the other, there will scarce be perceived any great difference between them.
The operations of the universe are unlimited, and in the great book of nature, man has scarcely read more than the title page or the preface.