“Reader, you must die… What will become of you?...what shall you be on the day after your death…your soul, whither shall it go?... That which was free within you…what shall become of it? Where shall that sensible, existing soul, which must survive the tomb, go to? What will it become, what shall you be, my reader, the day after your death?” Louis Figuier, The Day After Death. 1884, pp. 1-2.
“Every age has its bogus prophets, who become famous or infamous if you prefer it.” Elliott Coues, New york Sun, July 20, 1890.
“The serious worker in science holds a high position among men, no matter what the great herd may say about him. They simply do not know their opinion is not worth considering.” Edward D. Cope to Charles H. Sternberg, March 16, 1896.