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Sir Isaac Newton quotes (6)
I do not know what I may appear to the world but to myself I seem to have been only 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.
Sir Isaac Newton Category: Find
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries it has been owing more to patient observation than to any other reason.
Sir Isaac Newton Category: Discovery
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Sir Isaac Newton Category: Unsorted
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
Sir Isaac Newton Category: Book
If I have seen further than others it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
Sir Isaac Newton Category: Others
... Newton was an unquestioning believer in an all-wise creator of the universe and in his own inability like the boy on the seashore to fathom the entire ocean in all its depths. He therefore believed that there were not only many things in heaven beyond his philosophy but plenty on earth as well and he made it his business to understand for himself what the majority of intelligent men of his time accepted without dispute (to them it was as natural as common sense) the traditional account of the creation.
Sir Isaac Newton Category: Mathematics