We account the Scriptures of God to be the most sublime philosophy. I find more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history whatever.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
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.
Yet one thing secures us what ever betide, the scriptures assures us the Lord will provide.
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.
Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it.
What Des-Cartes did was a good step. You have added much several ways, & especially in taking ye colours of thin plates into philosophical consideration. If I have seen further it is by standing on ye shoulders of Giants.
If I am anything, which I highly doubt, I have made myself so by hard work.
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 finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Topics: Truth, Discovery
This most beautiful system [The Universe] could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.
To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
No sciences are better attested than the religion of the Bible.
If you are affronted it is better to pass it by in silence, or with a jest, though with some dishonor, than to endeavor revenge.—If you can keep reason above passion, that and watchfulness will be your best defenders.
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