Friday, May 4, 2007

Another nice quote

Chemists are a strange class of mortals, impelled by an almost insane impulse to seek their pleasure among smoke and vapor, soot and flame, poisons and poverty, yet among all these evils I seem to live so sweetly, that I'd die before I'd change places with the Persian King.

Johann Joachim Becher, Physica Subterranea, 1669

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