Argonaut Quotes (1 quote)
Heroes of physics, Argonauts of our time
Who leaped the mountains, who crossed the seas
You have confirmed in uncomfortable places
What Newton knew without leaving his study.
Discours en Vers sur lHomme (1734), Quatrieme discours: de la Moderation (1738). English translation as in J. L. Heilbron, Weighing Imponderables and Other Quantitative Science around 1800 (1993), 224.