A character is never the author who created him. It is quite likely, however, that an author may be all his characters simultaneously.
We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances.
I have not been able to discover the cause of those properties of gravity from phenomena, and I frame no hypotheses; for whatever is not deduced from the phenomena is to be called a hypothesis, and hypotheses, whether metaphysical or… Read more ›
I may not have been sure about what really did interest me, but I was absolutely sure about what didn’t.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you… Read more ›
A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of… Read more ›
We’ve demonstrated a strong track record of being very disciplined with the use of our cash. We don’t let it burn a hole in our pocket, we don’t allow it to motivate us to do stupid acquisitions. And so I… Read more ›
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… Read more ›
To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. ‘Tis much better to do a little with certainty, leave the rest for others that come after you, than to explain… Read more ›