Thomas Young Quotes (3 quotes)
as quoted by Horatio B. Williams, Thomas Young, The Man and Physician, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 20, 35-49 (1930)
On the Theory of Light and Colors, Philosophical Transactions (1802)
“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”
The New Statesman (1933-02-25)
“All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.”
―Edgar Allan Poe
Attributed. Variant: "all religion is simply evolved out of chicanery, fear, greed, imagination and poetry". Quoted in: "Edgar Allan Poe" by John Alexander Joyce, F.T. Neely Company, 1901
“Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government.”
Buffalo Bill Museum (1995 edition)
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Bio: Thomas Young was an English genius and polymath, admired by, among others, William Herschel and Albert Einstein. He is famous for having partly deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphs before Jean-Francois Champollion eventually expanded on his work.
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