Antoine Lavoisier Quotes

Antoine Lavoisier Quotes

A wealthy landowner cannot cultivate and improve his farm without spreading comfort and well-being around him. Rich and abundant crops, a numerous population and a prosperous countryside are the rewards for his efforts.

~ Antoine Lavoisier

In nature nothing is created, nothing is lost, everything changes.

~ Antoine Lavoisier

It took them only an instant to cut of that head, but it is unlikely that a hundred years will suffice to reproduce a singular one.

~ Antoine Lavoisier

Languages are true analytical methods.

~ Antoine Lavoisier

Life is a chemical process.

~ Antoine Lavoisier

Nothing is born, nothing dies.

~ Antoine Lavoisier

One succeeds in obtaining an equivalent production at a lower price by improving the arts, trades and agriculture and by developing the physical and moral qualities of workers, farmers and craftsmen.

~ Antoine Lavoisier

The human mind adjusts itself to a certain point of view, and those who have regarded nature from one angle, during a portion of their life, can adopt new ideas only with difficulty.

~ Antoine Lavoisier

This theory [the oxygen theory] is not as I have heard it described, that of the French chemists, it is mine; it is a property which I claim from my contemporaries and from posterity.

~ Antoine Lavoisier

Vegetation is the basic instrument the creator uses to set all of nature in motion.

~ Antoine Lavoisier

We must trust to nothing but facts: These are presented to us by Nature, and cannot deceive. We ought, in every instance, to submit our reasoning to the test of experiment, and never to search for truth but by the natural road of experiment and observation.

~ Antoine Lavoisier

While I thought myself employed only in forming a nomenclature, and while I proposed to myself nothing more than to improve the chemical language, my work transformed itself by degrees, without my being able to prevent it, into a treatise upon the Elements of Chemistry.

~ Antoine Lavoisier

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