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Evangelista Torricelli Quotes

Please enjoy these inspirational quotes by Evangelista Torricelli.

Is it a surprise that into the vessel,
in which the mercury has no inclination and no repugnance,
not even the slightest, to being there,
it should enter and should rise in a column high enough
to make equilibrium with the weight of the external air which forces it up?
- Evangelista Torricelli

The Geometer has the special privilege to carry out,
by abstraction, all constructions by means of the intellect.
Who, then, would wish to prevent me from freely considering
figures hanging on a balance imagined to be at an infinite
distance beyond the confines of the world?
- Evangelista Torricelli

We have made many glass vessels...
with tubes two cubits long.
These were filled with mercury, the open end was closed with the finger,
and the tubes were then inverted in a vessel where there was mercury.
- Evangelista Torricelli

Many have argued that a vacuum does not exist,
others claim it exists only with difficulty in spite
of the repugnance of nature;
I know of no one who claims it easily exists without
any resistance from nature.
- Evangelista Torricelli

 

May your season shine with delight and surprise.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

Society is always taken by surprise
at any new example of common sense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The fact that I exist is a perpetual surprise.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A laugh is a surprise.
And all humor is physical.
I was always athletic, so that came naturally to me.
- Chevy Chase

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved:
It is God's finger on man's shoulder.
- Charles Morgan

The True Surprise is that
So Many of Us have Evolved So Rapidly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
- Wallace Stevens

To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s,
and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies.
- Lionel Blue

I do like to shock and surprise people.
When it's all in good fun, of course.
- Ruth Warrick

The secret to humor is surprise.
- Aristotle

I doubt whether the world holds for any one a more
soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice-cream.
- Heywood Broun

I don't think of it as a competition -
which might surprise you,
given the way movies are reported constantly.
- Sam Mendes

I hope it will come as no surprise that I have something to say.
- Teresa Heinz

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination,
because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise,
gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which
it was not before possessed.
- Joseph Addison

A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly
what to do when anything unexpected happens.
- Robert Baden-Powell

Our society is not perfect and this will come as no surprise to many of you.
- Barbara Amiel

I thought, after the Pulitzer, at least nothing will
surprise me quite that much in my life.
And another one happened.
It was quite amazing.
- Rita Dove

That was a surprise.
I just had wished that Wil Wheaton was there.
He was missing from the last show and it would have
been nice if everyone could have been there.
- Denise Crosby

We grew up in a very creative environment and were
exposed to the arts at a very young age,
so it's not a surprise that all of us are in some form of the arts.
- Spike Lee

My love for the theater has always been a priority.
That hasn't changed.
I got into acting that way.
The film work that came up was really a surprise.
- Philip Seymour Hoffman

Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity,
it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts,
and appear almost a remembrance.
- John Keats

Mr. President, it may surprise my colleagues,
but I am no fan of federal disaster programs for agriculture.
They are difficult to pass and often a disaster to implement.
- Pat Roberts

My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life,
if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large
with surprise and horror.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Well, I was already so happy being chosen to do the issue itself,
that when I got on the cover, it was even more of a
surprise and even more amazing to me.
- Heidi Klum

A nice blend of prediction and surprise seem to be
at the heart of the best art.
- Wendy Carlos

Investigators have discovered that dogs can laugh,
which can't be too big of a surprise.
- Tony Snow

Wherever we go, across the Pacific or Atlantic,
we meet, not similarity so much as 'the bizarre'.
Things astonish us, when we travel, that surprise nobody else.
- Miriam Beard

I worked half my life to be an overnight success,
and still it took me by surprise.
- Jessica Savitch

Given what the media have put the country through this past decade,
it must come as a surprise to most Americans that the
press has a code of ethics.
- Roger Mudd

Continue to surprise those who would put you in a neat demographic.
Be insistently curious.
- Gordon Gee

Death never takes the wise man by surprise,
he is always ready to go.
- Jean de La Fontaine

That element of surprise is what I look for when I am writing.
It is my way of judging what I am doing -
which is never an easy thing to do.
- V. S. Naipaul

The depth of John Candy's talent did surprise me.
He was one of my all-time favorite leading men.
- Maureen O'Hara

Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if
our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and
another hand reaches out to take up our arms.
- Che Guevara

My divorce came to me as a complete surprise.
That's what happens when you haven't been home in eighteen years.
- Lee Trevino

The first two pictures I did, I played a young student in prep school.
When I did Lifeguard, everyone was saying,
You're so Southern California.
It was a surprise to me.
- Parker Stevenson

I don't think anyone ever gets over the surprise of
how differently one audience's reaction is from another.
- Dick Cavett

This may surprise you, but I was arrested in high school.
- Pat Boone

To my great surprise and pleasure, I have had dinner
with most of the people living with whom I would like to have dinner.
- Holly Near

The Fed chairmanship is not the kind of job where you
want to surprise everyone with your choice of a total unknown.
You don't want to surprise Wall Street.
- David Jones

Terrorists always have the advantage of surprise.
- Gijs de Vries

Scratch an artist and you surprise a child.
- James Huneker

In real life, there are names that surprise us because
they don't seem to suit the person at all.
- Krzysztof Kieslowski

I got nominated for a Tony, which was a complete surprise.
It was an experience that I will always cherish.
- Sanaa Lathan

Whoever can surprise well must conquer.
- John Paul Jones

It should cause no surprise that anyone so lazy as
myself should be economical to the point of miserliness
with everything he writes.
- Leslie Charteris

I really, really thought that it was a no-brainer in terms of being a hit.
And so it does surprise that that hasn't been the manifested reception of it so far.
- Ron Glass

Man is always more than he can know of himself;
consequently,
his accomplishments, time and again,
will come as a surprise to him.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

What I try to do as an actor is constantly find that,
find ways to risk, find opportunities to fall on my
face if it's going to be worth it,
and then maybe I'll surprise myself.
- Jeremy Irons

The pleasant surprise for me is that when I look into Tony's eyes,
he's still 100% present, sharing everything that's going on.
Acting with him is like a beautiful dance.
- Genie Francis

The surprise is half the battle.
Many things are half the battle, losing is half the battle.
Let's think about what's the whole battle.
- David Mamet

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise.
It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.
- Ashley Montagu

The success of the second 'Austin Powers' caught us
by surprise a little bit.
We had decided not to do even a second one,
unless the audience wanted it and we could do something better.
- Jay Roach

The biggest surprise about our marriage is that Erin was out there.
- James Denton

But instead I usually say that, though it may surprise them,
I too believe in the necessity of organization.
- Robert Shea

The difficulty is capturing surprise on film.
- F. Murray Abraham

Shortly thereafter, some friends encouraged me to try
out for the Miss South Carolina World beauty pageant.
To my surprise, I won - and was sent to New York City to compete nationally.
- Donna Rice

There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness,
and their companionship in the saintly life need in
no way occasion surprise.
- William James

The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often
very much surprised himself.
- Voltaire

Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable
when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.
- Jimmy Buffett

Though times have changed, it's a nice surprise to
see that youthful feeling of anti-war sentiment returning
once more to the cobbled main streets of Europe.
- Cat Stevens

Expect nothing at all and accept as a joyful surprise
whatever good you find in matrimony.
- Frank Leslie

What would surprise a lot of people about me...
I'm a gardener!
I have a green thumb.
I really like to get into the shrubs,
the bushes, and really cultivate.
- Jeffrey Donovan

A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve,
which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless.
- Charles de Gaulle

It is only by drawing often, drawing everything,
drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover
to your surprise that you have rendered something in its true character.
- Camille Pissarro

If they aren't real enough to surprise me,
then they aren't real enough to go on the page.
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro


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