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" Isaac, with equal modesty and shrewdness, himself admitted. To one who complimented him on his genius, he replied that if he had made any discoveries, it was owing more to patient attention than to any other talent. "
Essays on the Active Powers of Man: By Thomas Reid, ... - Page 80
by Thomas Reid - 1788 - 493 pages
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The Works of Thomas Reid, Volume 4

Thomas Reid - Philosophy - 1815
...reply, whieh was both modest and judieious, that, if he had made any improvements in those seienees, it was owing more to patient attention than to any other talent. Whatever be the effeets whieh attention may produee, and I apprehend they are far beyond what is eommonly believed,...
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The Works of Thomas Reid; with an Account of His Life and Writings, Volume 3

Thomas Reid - Philosophy - 1822
...reply, which was both modest and judicious, that, if he had made any improvements in those sciences, it was owing more to patient attention than to any...far beyond what is commonly believed, it is for the most part in our power. Every man knows that he can turn his attention to this subject or to that,...
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Essays on the powers of the human mind [orig. publ. as Essays on the ...

Thomas Reid - 1827
...reply, which was both modest and judicious, That, if he had made any improvements in those sciences, it was owing more to patient attention than to any...far beyond what is commonly believed,) it is for the most part in our power. Every man knows that he can turn his attention to this subject or to that,...
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The Cornhill Magazine, Volume 5

William Makepeace Thackeray - England - 1862
...admitted. To one who complimented him on his genius, he replied, that if he Lad made any discoveries it was owing more to patient attention than to any other talent. There is, however, a certain morbid attention, when directed towards supposed ailments of the body...
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On Obscure Diseases of the Brain, and Disorders of the Mind: Their Incipient ...

Forbes Winslow - Brain - 1860 - 576 pages
...admitted. To one who complimented him on his genius, he replied, 'that if he had made any discoveries, it was owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.' "' No sound knowledge of objects exterior to ourselves, no right appreciation of normal conditions...
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Mysteries of life, death, and futurity, by Horace Welby

John Timbs - 1861
...one who complimented Sir Isaac Newton on his genius, he replied, that if he aad made any discoveries it was owing more to patient attention than to any other talent. There is out little analogy between mathematics and play-acting ; but I heard the great Mrs. Siddons,...
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The metaphysics of Sir William Hamilton

Sir William Hamilton - Philosophy - 1861 - 563 pages
...admitted. To one who complimented him on his genius, he replied that if he had made any discoveries, it was owing more to patient attention than to any other talent. There is but little analogy between mathematics and play-acting ; but I heard the great Mrs. Siddons,...
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Lectures on metaphysics and logic, Volume 1

Sir William Hamilton - Logic - 1861
...admitted. To one who complimented him on his genius, he replied that if he had made any discoveries, it was owing more to patient attention than to any other talent." There is but little analogy between mathematics and play-acting ; but I heard the great Mrs Siddons,...
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The Metaphysics of Sir William Hamilton

Sir William Hamilton - Metaphysics - 1862 - 563 pages
...admitted. To one who complimented him on his genius, he replied that if he had made any discoveries, it was owing more to patient attention than to any other talent. There is but little analogy between mathematics and play-acting ; but I heard the great Mrs. Siddons,...
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The Quarterly Magazine of the Independent Order of Odd-Fellows, Manchester Unity

Fraternal organizations - 1862
...admitted. To one who complimented him on his genius, he replied, that if he had made any discoveries it was owing more to patient attention than to any other talent." Concentration and prolongation of the attention to any given subject is unquestionably one of the most...
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