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Sign: Tel Aviv University - Entin Square tiles - A shell vs the great ocean of truth (Newton)

Chaim Levanon St 64, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
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On the sign:
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 diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Isaac Newton, 1727

איני יודע מה אני בעיני העולם, אך בעיני עצמי לא הייתי כי אם ילד המשחק על שפת-הים, משתעשע, פה ושם, בגילוי חלוק-אבן או קונכיה יפה מן הרגיל, בעוד אוקינוס האמת הגדול והסתום נח מופלא ממני לרגלי.
איזיק ניוטון, 1727. מאנגלית רנה ליטוין.
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Entin Square is at the entrance gate to the Tel Aviv University campus in Ramat Aviv.

The square is studded with cobblestones with quotes, sayings, illustrations or formulas of the great scientists, thinkers and writers.

In the next photo taken that day you can see the square and the way the tiles are laid Click for a larger image

Details about the square can be found here Click for sign's details

In the current plate appears a saying of Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), an English physicist and mathematician who is considered one of the greatest scientists of all time.
Newton formulated the laws of motion, was one of the developers of the infinite calculus (differential and integral), invented and built the telescope and much more.
The quote appears on Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton (1855) by Sir David Brewster

Three months later, the same square was photographed, during that action it was discovered that a number of pavements had been removed and other pavements had been placed in their place. In this tile the design is different, see the other tile Click for a larger image

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