Peter Tait quotes

  • We are quite ignorant of the condition of energy in bodies generally. We know how much gas goes in, and how much comes out, and know whether at entrance and exit it is in the form of heat or of work. That is all.
    -- Peter Tait

    #Ignorant #Body #Exit

  • Your printers have made but one blunder,Correct it instanter, and then for the thunder!We'll see in a jiffy if this Mr S[pencer]Has the ghost of a claim to be thought a good fencer.To my vision his merits have still seemed to dwindle,Since I have found him allied with the great Dr T[yndall]While I have, for my part, grown cockier and cockier,Since I found an ally in yourself, Mr L[ockyer]And am always, in consequence, thoroughly willin',To perform in the pages of Nature's M[acmillan].
    -- Peter Tait

    #Vision #Pages #Merit

  • [Examiners] spend their lives in discovering which pages of a text-book a man ought to read and which will not be likely to 'pay'.
    -- Peter Tait

    #Book #Men #Pay

  • The next grand extensions of mathematical physics will, in all likelihood, be furnished by quaternions.
    -- Peter Tait

    #Next #Physics #Mathematical

  • If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because self-knowledge is painful and we prefer the pleasures of illusion.

  • As well might it be said that, because we are ignorant of the laws by which metals are produced and trees developed, we cannot know anything of the origin of steamships and railways

  • You are not a body. You have a body. You are a soul.

  • Wisdom is to the soul as food is to the body.

  • Melody has a certain way that it projects back to you. It triggers certain nerves in your body and certain instincts that normally wouldn't be triggered by a normal voice.

  • Have I played the part well? Then applaud as I exit!

  • Our training pushes us to develop a new set of instincts: instead of reacting to danger with a fight-or-flight adrenaline rush, we're trained to respond unemotionally by immediately prioritizing threats and methodically seeking to defuse them. We go from wanting to bolt for the exit to wanting to engage and understand what's going wrong, then fix it.

  • A domain exits where concepts can't go; so leave them on the doorstep to enter.

  • Death is my exit strategy. I'll be doing significant customer service only as long as I live.

  • The entrance strategy is actually more important than the exit strategy,