One of the most brilliant people who ever lived was Avraham. He had the ability to see something which had eluded the entire world. However, even genius needs inspiration. The famous story is told of Sir Isaac Newton – who was inspired by an apple.
While the apocryphal version of the story has Newton struck in the head – when Sir Isaac told the story to his biographer – there was in fact, an apple in the story:
“After dinner, the weather being warm, we went into the garden and drank thea, under the shade of some apple trees…he told me, he was just in the same situation, as when formerly, the notion of gravitation came into his mind. It was occasion’d by the fall of an apple, as he sat in contemplative mood. Why should that apple always descend perpendicularly to the ground, thought he to himself…”