Opticks Quotes (2 quotes)
Fortunate Newton, happy childhood of science! … In one person he combined the experimenter, the theorist, the mechanic—and, not least, the artist in exposition. He stands before us strong, certain, and alone: his joy in creation and his minute precision are evident in every word and in every figure.
The Opticks invites … the reader to roam, with great Newton as his guide, through the major unresolved problems of science and even the relation of the whole world of nature to Him who had created it.