Wilhelm Ostwald Quotes & Sayings

15 most famous Wilhelm Ostwald quotes and sayings (scientist). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“The worst manifestations of exhaustion were successfully cured by a long period of rest but it was immediately apparent to me that I had lost once and for all my former capacity for carrying out experimental work until physically tired.”
Wilhelm Ostwald Quotes
“The distinction between the old and the new formulations consisting in the incorporation of the concept of the rate of chemical reactions is so great that it immediately asserted itself in the objective development of catalysis.”
Wilhelm Ostwald Quotes
“Whether that coherence obtains universally is a question that need not be answered here since only those parts where the coherence has actually been found become part of Science.”
Wilhelm Ostwald Quotes
“The individual organs follow the same pattern as the whole organism, i.e. they have their period of growth, of stationary, maximum activity and then of aging decline.”
“It has pleased no less than surprised me that of the many studies whereby I have sought to extend the field of general chemistry, the highest scientific distinction that there is today has been awarded for those on catalysis.”
Wilhelm Ostwald Quotes
“The development of a rational view of the nature of catalysis was thus absolutely dependent on the creation of the concept of the rate of chemical reaction.”
“In the first quarter of the nineteenth century the experimental proof for the interdependence of the composition and properties of chemical compounds resulted in the theory that they are mutually related, so that like composition governs like properties, and conversely.”
Wilhelm Ostwald Quotes
“Nowadays, however, we recognize that simultaneously with the typical case of a chemical reaction a typical case of catalytic effect had been studied which constitutes a limiting case.”
Wilhelm Ostwald Quotes
“We know from biology that new forms of organisms simulate their primitive form as closely as possible at first, even though obliged to exist under changed internal and external conditions.”
Wilhelm Ostwald Quotes
“In other words, the Church acknowledges Science as the higher authority.”

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