Mirror of Literature,  12 (1828), 190.

[Davy on Innocent Pursuits]



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Publications extracted:

Humphry Davy


Scientific Practitioners, Endeavour, Morality

    'The most important principle perhaps in life is to have a pursuit—a useful one if possible, and at all events an innocent one. The unripe fruit tree of knowledge is, I believe, always bitter or sour; and scepticism and discontent—sickness of the mind—are often the results of devouring it'.

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