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)
“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”
Earliest attribution found in: The Pleasures of Life, Part II (1889) by Sir John Lubbock
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
―Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince), 1943
Attributed. Also presented as a Proverb in books from the 19th century or attributed to Poincelot.
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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.