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3. Creativity > 30. Hold a Question in Mind

Hold a Question in Mind

One of Sir Isaac Newton’s many discoveries was that often to arrive at the truth, you need only contemplate the question.

Besides discovering the principles of gravitation, Sir Isaac Newton discovered a basic principle of human thought: if you want an answer to a question, simply hold the question firmly in mind. When Newton was asked how he had discovered the laws of gravitation, he answered, “By thinking about it day and night.” He also said, “If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention than to any other talent,” and “I keep the subject constantly before me and wait ‘till the first dawnings open slowly, by little and little, into a full and clear light.”1


  

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