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Summary

Isaac Newton was a famous Mathematician from England, who lived between December 25, 1642 and March 20, 1727. He became 84 years old.

Biography

He was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, alchemist, chemist, inventor and natural philosopher. He is regarded as one of the greatest scientists and mathematicians.

His major work, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (often just called Principia) was published in 1687, and through this work laid the foundation for the Newton classical mechanics. He graduated from Kepler's laws of planetary motion, and he was the first to show that the movement of objects on Earth and objects in the sky follow the same laws. Newton also made great discoveries in mathematics, and along with Leibniz he is considered the founder of mathematical analysis (often called calculus).

Our collection contains 13 quotes who is written / told by Isaac.

Related authors: Alexander Pope, David Hume

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Newton

Famous quotes by Isaac Newton (13)


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"To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science"
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"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants"
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"A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding"
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"If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought"
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"To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction"
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"Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy"
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"It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded"
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"I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me"
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"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people"
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"Errors are not in the art but in the artificers"
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"We build too many walls and not enough bridges"
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"We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances"
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"To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me"


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