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``One word characterizes the most strenuous of the efforts for the advancement of science that I have made perseveringly during 55 years: that word is FAILURE.''
``It is one thing to treat your facts with imagination. It is quite another to image your facts.''
``Science is the record of dead religions.''
``There is physics and there is postage stamp collecting.''
``In the fight between you and the world, back the world!''
``Scarce as truth is, supply still exceeds demand.''
``It takes more time to scotch falsehood and expose fables than it does to set forth something solid and new.''
``Thus I have come before you with a purpose. Some years hence, when tonight's initiates are deans and vice-presidents, the persons whose names I have mentioned may well be retired or dead in mind if not in body. I ask those deans and vice-presidents, remembering what I have said tonight, to give a chance to the queer and arrogant young man without a laboratory and without a computing machince who claims he can do research in mechanics just by THINKING.''
``There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.''