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" 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... "
The biblical museum - Página 80
por James Comper Gray - 1872
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Favourite Wisdom

Deborah Cassidi - 2003 - 160 páginas
...Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-92), from In Memoriam Virginia Wooderson, English teacher in Tuscany fc==! 1 do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a...
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With Love and Prayers: A Headmaster Speaks to the Next Generation

F. Jarvis - 2010 - 344 páginas
...great scientist — Sir Isaac Newton — put this same thought this way toward the end of his life: / do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem only like a boy playing on the seashore and diverting myself in now-and-then finding a smoother pebble...
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Space, Time, and Einstein: An Introduction

J. B. Kennedy, John Bernard Kennedy - 2003 - 244 páginas
...contemporary physics. 108 Absolute space and absolute time I don't know what I may seem to the world, but, as 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...
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Grand Canyon Place Names

Gregory McNamee - 2004 - 125 páginas
...terms that visitors feeling insignificant in the face of Grand Canyon's vastness can appreciate: / do not know what I may appear to the world; but to...boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of...
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Mirror, Mirror: A History Of The Human Love Affair With Reflection

Mark Pendergrast - 2009 - 448 páginas
...know what I may appear to the world," Newton told a visitor shortly before his death at eighty-four, "but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy,...myself, in now and then finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." I...
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Speculative Truth: Henry Cavendish, Natural Philosophy, and the Rise of ...

Russell McCormmach - 2004 - 272 páginas
...truth was sufficient to fill his mind."10 Question Near the end of his life, Newton told a nephew, "I do not know what I may appear to the world; but...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...
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The Human Story: Our History, From the Stone Age to Today

James C. Davis - 2004 - 466 páginas
...Newton, who was anything but modest, probably agreed. But a little before he died he told a friend, "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...
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Great Sayings and Quotations

...this. The freedom to make and admit mistakes is at the core of scientific process. - Robert Pollack QJ 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...
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Cambridge: A Cultural and Literary History

Martin Garrett - 2004 - 266 páginas
...in contact with the work of others as President of the Royal Society from 1703. Newton claimed that "I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem only to have been like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding...
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The Miradors

B. Elwin Sherman - 2004 - 164 páginas
...drag you down to nursing gridlock. Here, we switch hats: There, but for the grace of Me, goes God. "BUT TO MYSELF, I SEEM TO HAVE BEEN ONLY LIKE A BOY PLAYING ON THE SEASHORE ... WHILST THE GREAT OCEAN OF TRUTH LAY ALL UNDISCOVERED BEFORE ME." — SUPPOSED LAST WORDS OF SIR...
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