Among many works that William Shakespeare presented in his lifetime, the quote appeared in the second scene of the second act of his comedy “The Merry Wives of Windsor” published in 1602. The protagonist of the story, Falstaff, tries to deceive and court two married women not knowing his place and draws a sharp retort from them. The line is blazed away by Mr. Ford, the raging husband of one of the wives.
William Shakespeare (1564– 1616), an English playwright and poet.
Among the classical dynamics, Isaac Newton formulated, based on the laws of motion, the dynamic system known as “the Newton’s law of dynamics” which led him to be acknowledged as the father of the modern physics. The system includes the well-acknowledged Newton’s law of universal gravitation and Newton’s equation of motion. Although it is commonly known that watching an apple fall from an apple tree inspired Newton formulate his law of universal gravity, in reality when asked how he came to the great scientific discoveries, he replied “By always thinking unto them”.
Isaac Newton (1642 – 1727), an English philosopher, astronomer, physicist, scientist and mathematician.
He assumed the throne of the First French Empire as NapoléonⅠ. With the establishment of conscription structure and the introduction of military logistics concept, his military is often described as revolutionizing the military affairs of the modern age. This quote represents just one of the words of wisdom left by the tactic-laden genius.
Napoléon Bonaparte (1769 – 1821), a French military and political leader during the French Revolution.
Though the term “evolution” is widely acknowledged and being used on a daily reality, Darwin’s theory of evolution – theory of natural selection - described in his book “On the Origin of Species” was met with fierce resistance from the Christian church authorities at the time, but then it went on to have formed the foundation of contemporary biology. It is said that calling at Galápagos on the voyage of the Beagle led Darwin to find a clue to his theory of evolution. The giant Galápagos tortoise brought back with him from the voyage to England actually survived and lived until 2006!
Charles Darwin (1809 – 1882), an English geologist and natural scientist.
Using a telescope, Galileo Galilei discovered the satellites of Jupiter, the phases of Venus and the sunspots through astronomical observations. From the discovery, he became convinced of the Copernican theory. In his “Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems” published in 1632, he created a form of four-day dialogue among two philosophers, one for the Copernican and another for the Ptolemaic theory, and one sensible citizen to vindicate the Copernican theory. The contents of the book led him to the Inquisition, and facing a verdict of guilty to recant his theory, Galileo is quoted to mutter “And yet it moves”.
Galileo Galilei (1564 – 1642), an Italian physicist, astronomer, philosopher.