Monday, 29 November 2010


There is a great quote in my diary today.

It was by Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727) the famous English physicist and mathematician.

"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants"

What a great quote! Here is a man who is accepted by most as being one of the greatest scientists of his age pointing out that he couldn't have done it without great mentorship.

I love this quote because it gives an insight into a great character. Sir Isaac didn't take all the kudos for himself but gave praise to others.

Also it points out that we all need help from others however clever we might be in our chosen field.

Thought for today:- Do you have mentors? Do you acknowledge their help?

Joke for today:-Learn from your parents mistakes. Use birth control.

On this day:- 29th November

In 1864 150 Native American Indians, including women and children,were massacred at Sand Creek, Colarado by US Cavalry. They had already surrendered and were unarmed.

In 1832 Louisa M. Alcott best remembered for Little Women was born

In 1898 C.S.Lewis author of the Narnia boooks was born.

John F. Beaumont

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