Isaac Newton Quotes (47 quotes)




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Letter to Robert Hooke (15 February 1676). Variant: "If I have seen further it is by standing on ye sholders of Giants."
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Newton's response, whenever Edmond Halley would say anything disrespectful of religion. As quoted in: The Life of Sir Isaac Newton (1831) by Sir David Brewster
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As quoted in: The Church of England Quarterly Review (1850), p. 142
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Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687), Laws of Motion, III
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On the particles that compose material things. Source: Opticks: Or, A Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light, The Second Edition, with additions (1718), p. 378
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Theological Manuscripts: Selected and Edited with an Introd. by H. McLachlan, Sir Isaac Newton, University Press, 1950
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The quotation above is attributed to Newton, but in fact it's a paraphrase from his writings: "When I wrote my treatise about our system, I had an eye upon such principles as might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity and nothing can rejoice me more than to find it useful for that purpose. But if I have done the public any service this way, it is due to nothing but industry and patient thought." - Excerpt from a letter that Newton wrote to Revered Dr. Richard Bentley on December 10 1692
Isaac Newton
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Newton's Principia: The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, Book III, translated from the Latin into English by Andrew Motte (1848 edition), p. 503


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Born: December 25, 1642

Died: March 20, 1727 (aged 84)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Mathematician

Bio: Sir Isaac Newton was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist and theologian, who has been considered by many to be the greatest and most influential scientist who ever lived. His monograph Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, published in 1687, lays the foundations for most of classical mechanics.

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