A suggestion had been made to me looking toward a professorship in some Western college, but after due consideration, I declined to consider the matter. Simon Newcomb Canadian Mathematician More Simon Newcomb Quotes 0

Aerial flight is one of that class of problems with which men will never have to cope. Simon Newcomb Canadian Mathematician More Simon Newcomb Quotes 0

As the existence of a corps of professors of mathematics is peculiar to our navy, as well as an apparent, perhaps a real, anomaly, some account of it may be of interest. Simon Newcomb Canadian Mathematician More Simon Newcomb Quotes 0

As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking back upon that former self as upon another person, the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity. Simon Newcomb Canadian Mathematician More Simon Newcomb Quotes 0

Astronomers are greatly disappointed when, having traveled halfway around the world to see an eclipse, clouds prevent a sight of it; and yet a sense of relief accompanies the disappointment. Simon Newcomb Canadian Mathematician More Simon Newcomb Quotes 0

Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant, if not utterly impossible. Simon Newcomb Canadian Mathematician More Simon Newcomb Quotes 0

I finally reached the conclusion that mathematics was the study I was best fitted to follow, though I did not clearly see in what way I should turn the subject to account. Simon Newcomb Canadian Mathematician More Simon Newcomb Quotes 0

If my impressions are correct, our educational planing mill cuts down all the knots of genius, and reduces the best of the men who go through it to much the same standard. Simon Newcomb Canadian Mathematician More Simon Newcomb Quotes 0

In 1858 I received the degree of D. S. from the Lawrence Scientific School, and thereafter remained on the rolls of the university as a resident graduate. Simon Newcomb Canadian Mathematician More Simon Newcomb Quotes 0

My father was the most rational and the most dispassionate of men. Simon Newcomb Canadian Mathematician More Simon Newcomb Quotes 0

My first undertaking in the way of scientific experiment was in the field of economics and psychology. Simon Newcomb Canadian Mathematician More Simon Newcomb Quotes 0

One hardly knows where, in the history of science, to look for an important movement that had its effective start in so pure and simple an accident as that which led to the building of the great Washington telescope, and went on to the discovery of the satellites of Mars. Simon Newcomb Canadian Mathematician More Simon Newcomb Quotes 0

So far as the economic condition of society and the general mode of living and thinking were concerned, I might claim to have lived in the time of the American Revolution. Simon Newcomb Canadian Mathematician More Simon Newcomb Quotes 0

The result was that, if it happened to clear off after a cloudy evening, I frequently arose from my bed at any hour of the night or morning and walked two miles to the observatory to make some observation included in the programme. Simon Newcomb Canadian Mathematician More Simon Newcomb Quotes 0

Though born in Nova Scotia, I am of almost pure New England descent. Simon Newcomb Canadian Mathematician More Simon Newcomb Quotes 0

Until I was four years old I lived in the house of my paternal grandfather, about two miles from the pretty little village of Wallace, at the mouth of the river of that name. Simon Newcomb Canadian Mathematician More Simon Newcomb Quotes 0

We are probably nearing the limit of all we can know about astronomy. Simon Newcomb Canadian Mathematician More Simon Newcomb Quotes 0

What we now call school training, the pursuit of fixed studies at stated hours under the constant guidance of a teacher, I could scarcely be said to have enjoyed. Simon Newcomb Canadian Mathematician More Simon Newcomb Quotes 0

When about fifteen I once made a great scandal by taking out my knife in prayer meeting and assaulting a young man who, while I was kneeling down during the prayer, stood above me and squeezed my neck. Simon Newcomb Canadian Mathematician More Simon Newcomb Quotes 0

Whenever a total eclipse of the sun was visible in an accessible region parties were sent out to observe it. Simon Newcomb Canadian Mathematician More Simon Newcomb Quotes 0