If I have seen further... it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
If I am anything, which I highly doubt, I have made myself so by hard work.
The Christian ministry is the worst of all trades, but the best of all professions.
If I have made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.
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.
Yet one thing secures us what ever betide, the scriptures assures us the Lord will provide.
If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.
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.
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.
This most beautiful system [The Universe] could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.