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"I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light." -
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Top 5 quotes from Isaac Newton
"If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent."
"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."
"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
"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."
"No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess."
Top 5 quotes from Science
"Science is not about building a body of known 'facts'. It is a method for asking awkward questions and subjecting them to a reality-check, thus avoiding the human tendency to believe whatever makes us feel good."
"Nothing before had ever made me thoroughly realise, though I had read various scientific books, that science consists in grouping facts so that general laws or conclusions may be drawn from them."
"Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it."
"All theoretical chemistry is really physics; and all theoretical chemists know it."
"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"
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