In 1703 he became president of the Royal Society. Science was never quite the same after Newton's discoveries. Little
wonder that the eighteenth-century poet Pope, looking back at Newton's work, wrote:
"Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night; God said, Let Newton be! -- And all was light."
Newton, however, never rested on his fame.
He continued to work and study.
In his last years he once said to a friend, "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 now and then finding a smooth pebble of a pretty shell, while the
great ocean of truth lay undiscovered before me."
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