Michael Faraday : Respect All The Works You Do!

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Michael Faraday

“Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature and in such things as these, experiment is the best test of such consistency.”

A very familiar name, isn’t it? Let’s spin back our memories to school days. We are talking about the man responsible for the discoveries of electromagnetic induction.  Faraday is considered to be an excellent experimentalist to have influenced scientists like Albert Einstein, George Porter and Ernest Rutherford.

On September 22, 1791, Michael Faraday was born in Newington Butts, England. On his birthday lets remember a prolific scientist whose discoveries inspired and inspire many scientists and whose life doesn’t fail to inspire all.


  • He discovered electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism
  • He was responsible for the discovery of electrolysis.
  • He discovered Benzene.
  • He invented the most primitive form of Bunsen burner.
  • His other discoveries include Faraday-efficiency effect, Lines of force, Faraday effect, Faraday constant, Faraday cup, Faraday wave.


It’s Not Where You Come From:

He was born to a poor family where education was something beyond reach. With much difficulties he had his basic education which included reading, writing and counting. and rest of other knowledge he imparted himself.

Be Curious:

Due to the poverty Faraday started working at an young age of 13. He worked at a bookseller and bookbinder shop for 8 years. He read the  books he came across while working as a bookseller’s apprentice. After work he attended lectures of chemists to learn more. Faraday was always extremely curious and inquisitive.

Respect All The Works You Do:

He worked as a chemical assistant in an Institution. When his senior sent on a long tour of continent, his servant did not agree to accompany him, so Faraday agreed to be his servant for many days until they found his replacement.


1. A man who is certain he is right is almost sure to be wrong

2. The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction.

3. The important thing is to know how to take all things quietly.

4. But still try for who knows what is possible!

5. Shall we educate ourselves in what is known, and then casting away all we have acquired, turn to ignorance for aid to guide us among the unknown?

6. It is right that we should stand by and act on our principles; but not right to hold them in obstinate blindness, or retain them when proved to be erroneous.

4 thoughts on “Michael Faraday : Respect All The Works You Do!

  1. Very inspiring indeed, Vidya. Now I left to check the name of author and hope to be right this time also. You’re just rocking.

  2. A very inspiring life indeed! I remember my Eldest Maternal Uncle dropped out of the school at 12 due to poverty induced by partition, he worked at a book binders and read whatever he could have his hands on, he retired as the Officer In charge in Police. be inquisitive…you can go to places

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