Isaac Newton Quote
“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 sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton (1855) by Sir David Brewster (Volume II. Ch. 27)
Letter to Robert Hooke (15 February 1676). Variant: "If I have seen further it is by standing on ye sholders of Giants."
“Godliness consists in the knowledge love & worship of God, Humanity in love, righteousness & good offices towards man.”
A short Schem of the true Religion (undated manuscript)
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
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.