He wrote this in a letter to Robert Hooke in 1676. It is not original, with the concept going back to at least 1159.
Who has been quoted as saying "Cricket civilizes people and creates good gentlemen ... I want ours to be a nation of gentlemen"?
Who has been quoted as saying “If you have a statue in the city centre, you could go past it every day on your way to school and never even notice it, right - but as soon as someone puts a traffic cone on its head, you've made your own sculpture”?
Who is reported as saying "We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today"?