"Nature is relentless, unchangeable, and indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not." - Galileo Galilei
"Have not the small Particles of Bodies certain Powers upon the Rays of Light for reflecting, refracting and reflecting them?" - Isaac Newton
“The power which electricity of tension possesses of causing an opposite electrical state in its vicinity has been expressed by the general term Induction.” - Michael Faraday
"The Analytical Engine might act upon other things besides number, objects whose mutual fundamental relations could be expressed by science of operations.” - Ada Lovelace
“Electricity and magnetism. These two classes of phenomena have since been found to be related to each other, and the relations between the various phenomena of both classes constitute the science of Electromagnetism.” - James Clerk Maxwell
"I venture to give an alternative method of regarding the processes occurring in the electric field, which I have often found useful and which is, from a mathematical point of view, equivalent to Maxwell's Theory." - JJ Thomson
"When describing the motion of a material point, we give the values of its co-ordinates as functions of the time. Now we must bear carefully in mind that a mathematical description of this kind has no physical meaning unless we are quite clear as to what we understand by 'time'.” - Albert Einstein