"My father was the most rational and the most dispassionate of men."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Simon Newcomb on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Simon Newcomb on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Simon Newcomb on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Simon Newcomb on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Simon Newcomb on Friedrich Nietzsche
"In 1858 I received the degree of D. S. from the Lawrence Scientific School, and thereafter remained on the rolls of the university as a resident graduate."
"The result was that, if it happened to clear off after a cloudy evening, I frequently arose from my bed at any hour of the night or morning and walked two miles to the observatory to make some observation included in the programme."
"The time was not yet ripe for the growth of mathematical science among us, and any development that might have taken place in that direction was rudely stopped by the civil war."
"One hardly knows where, in the history of science, to look for an important movement that had its effective start in so pure and simple an accident as that which led to the building of the great Washington telescope, and went on to the discovery of the satellites of Mars."
"My father followed, during most of his life, the precarious occupation of a country school teacher."