Sunday, July 18, 2010

Blowing bubbles: 1734

A childish diversion, that seems to have nothing in it but what is contemptible, gave Sir Isaac Newton the first idea of these recent truths which we are now to explain. Every thing to a philosopher should be a subject of meditation, and nothing despicable in his eyes. He perceived, that in those bubbles of soap and water blown by children...

--From The Works of M. de Voltaire--

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, the road to stupidity is paved with disdain.

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