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Isaac Newton

Quote of Isaac Newton - To myself I am only a...


Biography - Isaac Newton:

English mathematician, astronomer and physicist.
Born: 1643 - Died: 1727
Period:
18th century
17th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.



To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.

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Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
J’ai toujours été tel l'enfant jouant à la plage, alors que le grand océan inexploré de la vérité se trouvait étendu devant moi.

German
Für mich bin ich nur ein am Strand spielendes Kind, während weite Ozeane der Wahrheit unentdeckt vor mir liegen.




See also 

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What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.

Philosophy is written in this grand book, which stands continually open before our eyes (I say the Universe), but can not be understood without first learning to comprehend the language and know the characters as it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is impossible to humanly understand a word; without these one is wandering in a dark labyrinth.

I believe the power of observation in numbers of very young children to be quite wonderful for its closeness and accuracy. Indeed, I think that most grown men who are remarkable in this respect, may with greater propriety be said not to have lost the faculty, than to have acquired it.




Quotes for: truth


Quotes

Quotes for: truth


Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.





Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.





Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.





Love truth, but pardon error.





The language of truth is simple.





Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.











Quotes

Quotes for: child


All grown-ups were once children (but only few of them remember it).





We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
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If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.





Mature manhood: that means to have rediscovered the seriousness one had as a child at play.





Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.





Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.











Quotes

Isaac Newton also said...


If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.





Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.





Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.





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.





If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.





To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science.












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