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Sir David Brewster Quotes


Scottish physicist
(1781 - 1868)

If the God of revelation is most appropriately worshipped in the temple of religion, the God of nature may be equally honored in the temple of science. Even from its lofty minarets the philosopher may summon the faithful to prayer, and the priest and sage exchange altars without the compromise of faith or knowledge.
[Science]
 

Seience ever has been, and ever must be, the safeguard of religion.
[Science]
 

The glorious sun, - the centre and soul of our system, - the lamp that lights it, - the fire that heats it, - the magnet that guides and controls it; - the fountain of color, which gives its azure to the sky, its verdure to the fields, its rainbow-hues to the gay world of flowers, and the purple light of love to the marble cheek of youth and beauty.
[Sun]