A great discovery is a fact whose appearance in science gives rise to shining ideas, whose light dispels many obscurities and shows us new paths.
A fact in itself is nothing. It is valuable only for the idea attached to it, or for the proof which it furnishes.
The experimenter who does not know what he is looking for will not understand what he finds.
- Henri Bergson French Philosopher
- Stanislas de Boufflers French Political leader, Writer
- Jean de La Fontaine French Poet
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- John Kotter American Academic
- Germaine Greer Australia Academic, Journalist
- Lincoln Steffens American Journalist, Academic
- Daniel J. Boorstin American Historian, Academic
- William Graham Sumner American Polymath, Academic
- William Blackstone English Judge, Jurist, Academic