65 Mercury Quotes On Success In Life

These mercury quotes will inspire you. Mercury is the smallest planet in the Solar System and the closest to the Sun or Mercury is a chemical element with the symbol Hg and atomic number 80.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging mercury quotes, mercury sayings, and mercury proverbs.

Best Mercury Quotes

  1. “I had rather be Mercury, the smallest among seven [planets], revolving round the sun, than the first among five [moons] revolving round Saturn.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  2. “Learning is like mercury, one of the most powerful and excellent things in the world in skillful hands; in unskillful, the most mischievous.” ~ Alexander Pope
  3. “The words of Mercury are harsh after the songs of Apollo.” ~ William Shakespeare
  4. “Love seldom haunts the breast where learning lies,

    And Venus sets ere Mercury can rise.” ~ Alexander Pope

  5. “Yet in this my stars were not Mercury as morning star in the angle of the seventh house, in quartile with Mars, but they were Copernicus, they were Tycho Brahe, without whose books of observations everything which has now been brought by me into the brightest daylight would lie buried in darkness.” ~ Johannes Kepler
  6. “The largest pond is as sensitive to atmospheric changes as the globule of mercury in its tube.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  7. “This is our mercury, our lunary, but whosoever thinks of any other water besides this, is ignorant and foolish, never attaining to the desired effects.” ~ George Ripley
  8. “Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of mercury in a barometer, indicate little else than the variability of the weather.” ~ David Hare
  9. “A Mercury is not made out of any block of wood.” ~ Apuleius

  10. “I therefore concluded, and decided unhesitatingly, that there are three stars in the heavens moving about Jupiter, as Venus and Mercury about the Sun; which at length was established as clear as daylight by numerous other observations.” ~ Galileo Galilei
  11. “I was growing up listening to Queen. Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.” ~ Gary Cherone
  12. “But what exceeds all wonders, I have discovered four new planets and observed their proper and particular motions, different among themselves and from the motions of all the other stars; and these new planets move about another very large star [Jupiter] like Venus and Mercury, and perchance the other known planets, move about the Sun. As soon as this tract, which I shall send to all the philosophers and mathematicians as an announcement, is finished, I shall send a copy to the Most Serene Grand Duke, together with an excellent spyglass, so that he can verify all these truths.” ~ Galileo Galilei , Mercury quotes planet
  13. “Tis thus the mercury of man is fix’d, Strong grows the virtue with his nature mix’d.” ~ Alexander Pope

  14. “The experiment left no doubt that, as far as accuracy of measurement went, the resistance disappeared. At the same time, however, something unexpected occurred. The disappearance did not take place gradually but abruptly. From 1/500 the resistance at 4.2K, it could be established that the resistance had become less than a thousand-millionth part of that at normal temperature. Thus the mercury at 4.2K has entered a new state, which, owing to its particular electrical properties, can be called the state of superconductivity.” ~ Heike Kamerlingh Onnes
  15. “Satire is a composition of salt and mercury; and it depends upon the different mixture and preparation of those ingredients, that it comes out a noble medicine, or a rank poison.” ~ Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey
  16. “I grew up watching a lot of the coverage of the early U.S. space program, all the way back starting with Mercury and then through Gemini and Apollo and of course going to the moon as the main part of the Apollo program.” ~ Linda M. Godwin
  17. “I don’t want to be nasty but let’s just say Robbie Williams is no Freddie Mercury.” ~ John Deacon

  18. “One out of six women are toxic with mercury. Mercury comes out of coal plants and chlorine plants. I am toxic, I deal with symptoms, children are born with, you know, autism – there is an epidemic in this country. This is like, the air that we breath.” ~ Daphne Zuniga
  19. “I do care about the mercury contamination which this country will be experiencing because of the attempted sellout by this administration to special interests which will result in more mercury in the blood of young children in America.” ~ Jay Inslee
  20. “Mercury emissions will continue to harm the environment and to endanger the health of children and pregnant women, until this Administration puts public health before politics.” ~ Mark Dayton
  21. “How is it that mercury is not safe for food additives and Over the Counter drug products, but it is safe in our vaccines and dental amalgams?” ~ Dan Burton

  22. “Is it a surprise that into the vessel, in which the mercury has no inclination and no repugnance, not even the slightest, to being there, it should enter and should rise in a column high enough to make equilibrium with the weight of the external air which forces it up?” ~ Evangelista Torricelli
  23. “I adored Freddie Mercury and Queen had a hit called Radio Gaga. That’s why I love the name. Freddie was unique – one of the biggest personalities in the whole of pop music. He was not only a singer but also a fantastic performer, a man of the theatre and someone who constantly transformed himself. In short: a genius.” ~ Lady Gaga
  24. “I’m a Freddie Mercury fan. (In response to an interviewer backstage at a Queen concert at the LA Forum, who asked: Can I tell my viewers that Michael Jackson is a Queen fan?” ~ Freddie Mercury
  25. “My lifetime role model and hero is Freddie Mercury of Queen.” ~ PSY

  26. “You see, if the height of the mercury [barometer] column is less on the top of a mountain than at the foot of it (as I have many reasons for believing, although everyone who has so far written about it is of the contrary opinion), it follows that the weight of the air must be the sole cause of the phenomenon, and not that abhorrence of a vacuum, since it is obvious that at the foot of the mountain there is more air to have weight than at the summit, and we cannot possibly say that the air at the foot of the mountain has a greater aversion to empty space than at the top.” ~ Blaise Pascal
  27. “I’ve been blessed. I grew up and played and worked and created with the Freddie Mercury, the Jimi Hendrix, the Keith Richards, the John Paul Jones of my generation” ~ Steven Adler
  28. “He, who for an ordinary cause, resigns the fate of his patient to mercury, is a vile enemy to the sick; and, if he is tolerably popular, will, in one successful season, have paved the way for the business of life, for he has enough to do, ever afterward, to stop the mercurial breach of the constitutions of his dilapidated patients. He has thrown himself in fearful proximity to death, and has now to fight him at arm’s length as long as the patient maintains a miserable existence.” ~ Nathaniel Chapman
  29. “In 1950, when the Giants signed me, they gave me $15,000. I bought a 1950 Mercury. I couldn’t drive, but I had it in the parking lot there, and everybody that could drive would drive the car. So it was like a community thing” ~ Willie Mays
  30. “If I hadn’t had Freddie Mercury’s lyrics to hold on to as a kid I don’t know where I would be. It taught me about all forms of music… it would open my mind. I never really had a bigger teacher in my whole life.” ~ Axl Rose

  31. “I haven’t felt the excitement of listening to as well as creating music along with reading and writing for too many years now. I feel guilty beyond words about these things. For example, when we’re backstage and the lights go out and the manic roar of the crowds begins, it doesn’t affect me the way in which it did for Freddy [sic] Mercury who seemed to love, relish in the love and adoration from the crowd, which is something I totally admire and envy.” ~ Freddie Mercury
  32. “If there were a god of New York, it would be the Greek’s Hermes, the Roman’s Mercury. He embodies New York qualities: the quick exchange, the fastness of language and style, craftiness, the mixing of people and crossing of borders, imagination.” ~ James Hillman
  33. “Paris Hilton is one of the hosts for Nicole Richie’s baby shower, and they’re serving sushi. Awesome, Paris—sushi, the one thing pregnant women are forbidden to eat. Thanks for the mercury.” ~ Chelsea Handler
  34. “They were strange books. They spoke about mercury, salt, dragons, and kings, and he didn’t understand any of it.” ~ Paulo Coelho

  35. “I do love fish, and I thought it was healthy without understanding the high mercury levels that fish like tuna, swordfish and halibut can contain.” ~ Penny Lancaster
  36. “But it is a blessed provision of nature that at times like these, as soon as a man’s mercury has got down to a certain point there comes a revulsion, and he rallies. Hope springs up, and cheerfulness along with it, and then he is in good shape to do something for himself, if anything can be done.” ~ Mark Twain
  37. “You cannot immunize sick, malnourished children and expect them to get away with it. You’ll kill far more children than would have died from natural infection…It needs to be appreciated that children in developing countries are at a much greater risk of complications from vaccination and from mercury toxicity…because poor nutrition, parasitic and bacterial infections and low birth weight.” ~ Archie Kalokerinos
  38. “Every body consists of three ingredients. The names of these are Sulphur, Mercury, and Salt.” ~ Paracelsus

  39. “Even the most favorable outcome of the war will never lead to the decomposition of the main forces of Russia, which is based on millions of Russian … The latter, even if they break up international treaties, just as quickly re-connect with each other, like pieces of a particle of mercury.” ~ Otto von Bismarck
  40. “On the 1st of August, 1774, I endeavoured to extract air from mercurius calcinates per se [mercury oxide]; and I presently found that, by means of this lens, air was expelled from it very readily. … I admitted water to it [the extracted air], and found that it was not imbibed by it. But what surprized me more than I can well express, was, that a candle burned in this air with a remarkably vigorous flame… I was utterly at a loss how to account for it.” ~ J. B. Priestley
  41. “The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide. Every influx of atheism, of skepticism, is thus made useful as a mercury pill assaulting and removing a diseased religion, and making way for truth.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  42. “There will always be in society certain persons who are mercuries of its approbation, and whose glance will at any time determinefor the curious their standing in the world. These are the chamberlains of the lesser gods. Accept their coldness as an omen of grace with the loftier deities, and allow them all their privilege.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  43. “I’d never compare myself to Freddie Mercury because I look up to him far too much. As an artist, not necessarily as a person.” ~ Mika

  44. “Pythagoras used to say that he had received as a gift from Mercury the perpetual transmigration of his soul, so that it was constantly transmigrating and passing into all sorts of plants or animals.” ~ Diogenes Laertius
  45. “Toxins love to get you while you’re young. Lead, mercury, secondhand smoke and sundry other environmental nasties do a lot more damage when tissue is immature, vulnerable and growing than when it’s mature and comparatively fixed.” ~ Jeffrey Kluger
  46. “I would quite like to play a big concert as Freddie Mercury. I cant sing that great and I havent yet found a use for the over large size of my teeth. I quite fancy a mustache like that and he was such a great showman.” ~ Kate Beckinsale
  47. “Today, about 40 percent of America’s carbon pollution comes from our power plants. There are no federal limits to the amount those plants can pump into the air. None. We limit the amount of toxic chemicals like mercury, and sulfur, and arsenic in our air and water, but power plants can dump as much carbon pollution into our atmosphere as they want. It’s not smart, it’s not right, it’s not safe, and I determined it needs to stop.” ~ Barack Obama
  48. “Well, Freddie Mercury is a really huge rock star in my head. I’ve always thought he was just so tough and such an amazing entertainer, really a contradiction in many ways as well. So he was incredible.” ~ Karen O

  49. “I eliminated coffee and fish from my diet. The pesticides in coffee and fish, as well as the mercury in the latter, are considered possible contributors to birth defects in fetal tissue.” ~ Constance Marie
  50. “My songwriting is so influenced by orchestrated music, dramatic, super glam rock-y stuff. Two of my biggest influences in songwriting were Elton John and Freddie Mercury.” ~ Brandi Carlile
  51. “Rome wasn’t built in a day, and we won’t replace fossil fuels with clean energy based on the events of a single week, either. But the important thing to remember is that, once they happen, clean energy victories are irreversible. No one will tear down wind farms because they are nostalgic for fracking in our watersheds. And nobody will pull down their solar panels because they miss having mercury in their tuna or asthma inhalers for their kids. Because once we leave fossil fuels behind, we are never going back.” ~ Michael Brune
  52. “I’m a huge Freddie Mercury fan. I think he was the end-all. I love his lack of inhibition, his talent, the chances he took. He made mistakes on his records, and he didn’t care.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.

  53. “What connexion can there be, between the place in Lincolnshire, the house in town, the Mercury in powder, and the whereabout of Jo the outlaw with the broom, who had that distant ray of light upon him when he swept the churchyard-step? What connexion can there have been between many people in the innumerable histories of this world, who, from opposite sides of great gulfs, have, nevertheless, been very curiously brought together!” ~ Charles Dickens
  54. “One of the oldest mythological fables tells of Mercury playing at dice with Selene and winning from her the five days of the epact (thus totaling the 365 days of the year and harmonizing the lunar and solar calendars).” ~ Richard Arnold Epstein
  55. “For a long time I believed the opposite of passion was death. I was wrong. Passion and death are implicit, one in the other. Past the border of a fiery life lies the netherworld. I can trace this road, which took me through places so hot the very air burned the lungs. I did not turn back. I pressed on, and eventually passed over the border, beyond which lies a place that is wordless and cold, so cold that it, like mercury, burns a freezing blue flame.” ~ Marya Hornbacher
  56. “A lot of my male vocal influences are British – people like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant.” ~ Adam Lambert
  57. “I used to eat a lot of fish, but I’ve been shying away from it because of the mercury thing. I eat more beef and chicken now.” ~ Dennis Quaid

  58. “After man there would be the mighty beetle civilisation, the bodies of whose members the cream of the Great Race would seize when the monstrous doom overtook the elder world. Later, as the earth’s span closed, the transferred minds would again migrate through time and space — to another stopping place in the bodies of the bulbous vegetable entities of Mercury. But there would be races after them, clinging pathetically to the cold planet and burrowing to its horror-filled core, before the utter end.” ~ H. P. Lovecraft
  59. “The only people playing the roles of classic rock stars are hip-hop artists, now. Kanye’s stage persona, and the way he approaches making albums, and the way he wants to be better than everyone else? That’s reminiscent of Freddie Mercury. That’s reminiscent of the Beatles.” ~ Jack Antonoff
  60. “There are some singers that have great technique and then there are those that have a certain quality or style in their voice. Some have both, like Freddie Mercury, but to me, I prefer style over technique.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  61. “I was a coin collector.I didn’t know I was nerdy at the time until I felt my 16-D Mercury Dime that was in uncirculated condition might be a panty dropper, and it turned out not to be. Then I stumbled into skateboarding, which kind of was cooler. But I wasn’t aware of what was cool. My dad wasn’t around so he couldn’t shake me and say, ‘Drop the coin collecting bit. It’s not where you want to go.’ So, that and the spelling bee and the chess, I think I had it figured out for myself.” ~ Adam Sandler
  62. “You are my mate, Ria. In my soul. You are my mate. ~ Mercury” ~ Lora Leigh

  63. “My favourite song is Someone To Love. That is more like me than the other stuff, as it was the only one I was actually able to create from the bottom up. I call it an homage, not a remake. It is an homage to Freddie Mercury, because I don’t think people can really remake Freddie Mercury. That’s why we did a gospel version.” ~ Brittany Murphy
  64. “Though Anne was born in Alabama and schooled in Mississippi, she had traveled North, and, like many Southerners, gained a theoretical understanding of the concept of cold. But the mind is an overprotective parent. What it doesn’t care for, it hides. Like many inhabiting the subtropics, Anne had repressed the reality of subzero mercury.” ~ Kathy Reichs
  65. “People hit the sauce in a big way all winter. Amidst blizzards they wrestle unsuccessfully with the dark comedy of their lives, laughter trapped in their frigid gizzards. Meanwhile, the mercury just plummets, like a migrating duck blasted out of the sky by some hunter in a cap with fur earflaps.” ~ Amy Gerstler

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