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Isaac Newton - Quotes

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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.

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.

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.

To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.

To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.

My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success. ---->>>

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people. ---->>>

In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God's existence. ---->>>

There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible that in any profane history.

There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible that in any profane history.

A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.

A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.

We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances. ---->>>

What goes up must come down. ---->>>

To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science.

To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science.

An object in motion tends to remain in motion along a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force. ---->>>

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. ---->>>

Errors are not in the art but in the artificers. ---->>>

I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. ---->>>

The Ignis Fatuus is a vapor shining without heat. ---->>>

If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.

If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.

It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded. ---->>>

To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction, or, the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: December 25, 1642
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Die: March 20, 1727
Occupation: Mathematician
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Sir Isaac Newton PRS (; 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726/27) was an English mathematician, astronomer, and physicist (described in his own day as a "natural philosopher") who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica ("Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy"), first published in 1687, laid the foundations of classical mechanics (wikipedia)