I suppose when my unknown elements are found, more people will pay us attention.
We could live at the present day without a Plato, but a double number of Newtons is required to discover the secrets of nature, and to bring life into harmony with the laws of nature.
It is the function of science to discover the existence of a general reign of order in nature and to find the causes governing this order. And this refers in equal measure to the relations of man - social and political - and to the entire universe as a whole.
No law of nature, however general, has been established all at once; its recognition has always been preceded by many presentiments.
I want you to have this feeling too - it is my moral responsibility to help you achieve this inner freedom.
The magnitude of the atomic weight determines the character of the element, just as the magnitude of the molecule determines the character of a compound body.
Work, look for peace and calm in work: you will find it nowhere else.
I wish to establish some sort of system not guided by chance but by some sort of definite and exact principle.
Pleasures flit by - they are only for yourself; work leaves a mark of long-lasting joy, work is for others.
The establishment of a law, moreover, does not take place when the first thought of it takes form, or even when its significance is recognised, but only when it has been confirmed by the results of the experiment.
No one nor anything can silence me.
We must expect the discovery of many as yet unknown elements-for example, elements analogous to aluminum and silicon- whose atomic weight would be between 65 and 75.
We should still expect to discover many unknown simple bodies; for example, those similar to aluminum and silicon, elements with atomic weights of 65 to 75.