Sunday, February 01, 2015

Playing in the Great Ocean of Truth

“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 sea-shore, 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.”  Christian scientist Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727) 

Quoted in Brewster’s Memoirs of Newton. Volume 2. Chapter 27 (1855)