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Humphry Davy

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Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.

— Humphry Davy

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Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking.

— Humphry Davy

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I have learned more from my mistakes than from my successes.

— Humphry Davy

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The art galleries of Paris contain the finest collection of frames I ever saw.

— Humphry Davy

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The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by my failures.

— Humphry Davy

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When two elements combine and form more than one compound, the masses of one element that react with a fixed mass of the other are in the ratio of small whole numbers.

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This was mainly due to a member of the Society of Friends named Robert Dunkin. Joseph Banks had long had his eye on Davy and in February 1801 Davy was officially interviewed by Banks Benjamin Thompson (who had been appointed Count Rumford) and Henry Cavendish the Committee of the Royal Institution. "It [science] has bestowed on him powers which may almost be called creative; which have enabled him to modify and change the beings surrounding him and by his experiments to interrogate nature with power not simply as a scholar passive and seeking only to understand her operations but rather as a master active with his own instruments.

In 1815 he invented the Davy lamp which allowed miners to work safely in the presence of flammable gases. He is probably best remembered today for his discoveries of several alkali and alkaline earth metals as well as contributions to the discoveries of the elemental nature of chlorine and iodine.

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