Isaac Newton, fully Sir Isaac Newton

Isaac
Newton, fully Sir Isaac Newton
1642
1727

English Scientist, Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer, Natural Philosopher, Alchemist and Theologian

Author Quotes

This wonderful ordering of the sun, the planets and the comets cannot be but the work of an intelligent, all-powerful Being.

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.

Nature is very consonant and comfortable with herself.

Trials are medicines which our gracious and wise Physician prescribes, because we need them; and He proportions the frequency and the weight of them to what the case requires. Let us trust in his skill, and thank him for His prescription.

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 smoothe pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

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.

I had no special sagacity, only the power of patient thought. I kept the subject constantly before me and waited until the first dawnings opened little by little into the full light.

As the order of the parts of time is immutable, so also is the order of the parts of space... All things are placed in time as to order of succession; and in space as to order of situation. It is from their essence or nature that they are places; and that the primary places of things should be movable, is absurd. These are therefore the absolute places; and translations out of those places, are the only absolute motions.

If I have made any improvement in the sciences (any valuable discoveries) , it is owing more to patient attention than to anything beside.

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First Name
Isaac
Last Name
Newton, fully Sir Isaac Newton
Birth Date
1642
Death Date
1727
Bio

English Scientist, Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer, Natural Philosopher, Alchemist and Theologian