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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteFanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons.

 Friedrich Nietzsche quotes (German classical Scholar, Philosopher and Critic of culture, 1844-1900.)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quotePictures must not be too picturesque.

 Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes (American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteELECTRICITY, n. The power that causes all natural phenomena not known to be caused by something else. It is the same thing as lightning, and its famous attempt to strike Dr. Franklin is one of the most picturesque incidents in that great and good man's career. The memory of Dr. Franklin is justly held in great reverence, particularly in France, where a waxen effigy of him was recently on exhibition, bearing the following touching account of his life and services to science:



"Monsieur Franqulin, inventor of electricity. This illustrious savant, after having made several voyages around the world, died on the Sandwich Islands and was devoured by savages, of whom not a single fragment was ever recovered."



Electricity seems destined to play a most important part in the arts and industries. The question of its economical application to some purposes is still unsettled, but experiment has already proved that it will propel a street car better than a gas jet and give more light than a horse.

 Ambrose Bierce quotes (American Writer, Journalist and Editor, 1842-1914)
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quotePioneers may be picturesque figures, but they are often rather lonely ones.

 Nancy Witcher Astor, Viscountess quotes (First woman to sit in the British House of Commons, 1879 - 1964)

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