Quotes by Isaac Newton

Quotes by Isaac Newton, Here you can read all the quotations by Sir Isaac Newton (25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726) was an English physicist and mathematician (described in his own day as a “natural philosopher”) who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as 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 for classical mechanics. Newton also made seminal contributions to optics and shares credit with Gottfried Leibniz for the invention of calculus.

Quotes by Isaac Newton

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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.
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We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
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To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.
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If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
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5
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
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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.
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To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science.
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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.
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9
Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.
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10
We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances.
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11
Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
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12
It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded.
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13
If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.
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If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
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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 sea-shore, 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.
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I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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17
What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.
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18
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
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Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
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20
To every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction
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21
Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
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22
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
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23
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
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24
This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.
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25
What goes up must come down.
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