Isaac Newton Quote
“If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent.”
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
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.