Saturday, November 08, 2008

New Train of Thought: Isaac Newton

First spotted on the R train....

"I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."

--Isaac Newton (1642-1727), Memories of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton (1855), ed. David Brewer

1 comment:

Eric Valentine said...

I enjoyed reading that.. thanks for sharing... :)