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I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances.
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.
To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.
An object in motion tends to remain in motion along a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force.Previous 1 2 Next