Substitution Quotes (6 quotes)
Already the steam-engine works our mines, impels our ships, excavates our ports and our rivers, forges iron, fashions wood, grinds grain, spins and weaves our cloths, transports the heaviest burdens, etc. It appears that it must some day serve as a universal motor, and be substituted for animal power, waterfalls, and air currents.
I have always considered that the substitution of the internal combustion engine for the horse marked a very gloomy milestone in the progress of mankind.
I have considered the two terms you want to substitute for eisode and exode, and upon the whole I am disposed to recommend instead of them anode and cathode. These words may signify eastern and western way, just as well as the longer compounds which you mention I may mention too that anodos and cathodos are good, genuine Greek words, and not compounds coined for the purpose.
I was an impostor, the worthy associate of a brigand, &c., &c., and all this for an atom of chlorine put in the place of an atom of hydrogen, for the simple correction of a chemical formula!
The law of conservation rigidly excludes both creation and annihilation. Waves may change to ripples, and ripples to waves,magnitude may be substituted for number, and number for magnitude,asteroids may aggregate to suns, suns may resolve themselves into florae and faunae, and florae and faunae melt in air,the flux of power is eternally the same. It rolls in music through the ages, and all terrestrial energy,the manifestations of life, as well as the display of phenomena, are but the modulations of its rhythm.
The Post Office Committee of the House has referred to a sub-committee all the bills authorizing the building or buying of telegraph lines for the purpose of establishing a postal telegraphthat is, of sending mails by electricity ... All is done by contract ... with the carriage of mails by steam power [railroads] ... It does not appear why there should be any difference of principle because of the substitution of electricity for steam.