45 Insightful Quotes By Sir Isaac Newton, One Of The Greatest Scientists Of All Time
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The English mathematician Isaac Newton was the most prominent figure in changing the world during the 17th century. Newton was a prolific mathematician and an exemplary scientist, whose discoveries were backed with tons of research and experimentation. He is renowned for his Law of Gravity and Laws of Motion. He was one of the most distinguished scientists and played a pivotal role in scientific revolution. All through his life, Newton said and wrote many things which have become quite popular as his quotes. His sagacity can be determined through the tenacity of his thoughts and quotes. The foundation of classical mechanics was laid by him through his book, ‘The Principia’. Besides working on mathematical sciences, he also studied biblical chronology and alchemy. Newton made the discoveries and waited for people to discover it. Let's have a look at some of the most famous quotes by Sir Issac Newton which are not only inspirational and motivating but also prophetic in nature.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants. I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people. Men build too many walls and not enough bridges. Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy. What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean. Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion. Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things. And to every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true. No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. What goes up must come down. If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent You have to make the rules, not follow them He who thinks half-heartedly will not believe in God; but he who really thinks has to believe in God. Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation Sir Isaac Newton was asked how he discovered the law of gravity. He replied, "By thinking about it all the time. To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants. Yet one thing secures us what ever betide, the scriptures assures us that the Lord will provide. To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age Whence arises all that order and beauty we see in the world? Plato is my friend, Aristotle is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth. I have studied these things - you have not. Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The more time and devotion one spends in the worship of false gods, the less he is able to spend in that of the True One. F I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood on the shoulders of giants. Amicus Plato — amicus Aristoteles — magis amica veritas. (Plato is my friend — Aristotle is my friend — but my greatest friend is truth.) If I have come further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible that in any profane history They who search after the Philosopher's Stone [are] by their own rules obliged to a strict and religious life. For I see not what there is desirable in publick esteeme, were I able to acquire & maintaine it. It would perhaps increase my acquaintance, the thing which I chiefly study to decline.
No old Men (excepting Dr. Wallis) love Mathematicks.
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.
To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.
If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.
Tis much better to do a little with certainty & leave the rest for others that come after than to explain all things by conjecture without making sure of any thing.
This most elegant system of the sun, planets, and comets could not have arisen without the design and dominion of an intelligent and powerful being. If I have done great things it's because I was standing in the closet of smart men taking notes and then publishing their ideas as my own.