Isaac Newton, From Brewster, Memoirs of Newton (1855)

English mathematician & physicist (1642 - 1727)

"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 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."