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Emerson, RalphWaldo Generalization is always a new influx of divinity into the mind. Hence the thrill that attends it.

Gay-Lussac In the natural sciences, and particularly in chemistry, generalities must come after the detailed knowledge of each fact and not before it. It is really only after having acquired this knowledge that one may see if the facts have anything in common. . . and only after that is it permissible to consider them in a general manner.