"OUR history begins before we are born. We represent the hereditary influences of our race, and our ancestors virtually live in us."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."James Nasmyth on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."James Nasmyth on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."James Nasmyth on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."James Nasmyth on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."James Nasmyth on Thomas Jefferson
"But my most favourite pursuit, after my daily exertions at the Foundry, was Astronomy. There were frequently clear nights when the glorious objects in the Heavens were seen in most attractive beauty and brilliancy."