Isaac Newton Quotes (47 quotes)
“Yet one thing secures us what ever betide, The scriptures assures us the Lord will provide.”
As quoted in: An Evangelical Selection of Hymns intended as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts, James Truscott, 1834, p. 84-85
“We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances.”
Rules of Reasoning in Philosophy : Rule I - Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687)
“A good watch may serve to keep a recconing at Sea for some days and to know the time of a Celestial Observion: and for this end a good Jewel watch may suffice till a better sort of Watch can be found out. But when the Longitude at sea is once lost, it cannot be found again by any watch.”
Letter to Josiah Burchett (1721), quoted in Longitude (1995) by Dava Sobel, p. 60. - Board of Longitude
“I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light.”
As quoted in: Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 4, 1861, p. 75
Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687), Preface
“To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.”
Isaaci Newtoni Opera quae exstant omnia, Volume 4 (1782), p. 370, "Theory of Light and Colors"
Plato is my friend — Aristotle is my friend — but my greatest friend is truth.
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsIsaac Newton
Born: December 25, 1642
Died: March 20, 1727 (aged 84)
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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“The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but if it be judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact interpretation of the future, which in the course of human things must resemble if it does not reflect it, I shall be content. In fine, I have written my work, not as an essay which is to win the applause of the moment, but as a possession for all time.”