"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 lay all undiscovered before me."
Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton (1855)
S'immergon la luna
e le Pleiadi.
scorre il tempo,
io dormo sola
Philosophy, if it cannot answer so many questions as we
could wish, has at least the power of asking questions
which increase the interest of the world, and show the
strangeness and wonder lying just below the surface
even in the commonest things in daily life.