Isaac Newton Quote
“This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.”
Newton's Principia: The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, Book III, translated from the Latin into English by Andrew Motte (1848 edition), p. 503
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.
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