Isaac Newton Quotes (47 quotes)
“The alteration of motion is ever proportional to the motive force impressed; and is made in the direction of the right line in which that force is impressed.”
Principia Mathematica Laws of Motion 2 (1687) (translated by Andrew Motte)
“If you are affronted, it is better to pass it by in silence, or with a jest, though with some dishonor, than to endeavor revenge. If you can keep reason above passion, that and watchfulness will be your best defendants.”
Letter to Francis Aston, May 18, 1669. Slightly different in the original letter: "If you be affronted, 'tis better in a foreign country to pass it by in silence... "
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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.”