Isaac Newton

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Sir Isaac Newton was an English physicist, mathematician and astronomer best known for Discovery of Gravity. He was born on 4 January 1643 (New Style) in Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, England. Newton made many important scientific discoveries and inventions throughout his life including Discovery of Gravity, Laws of Motion, Calculus and Reflecting Telescope. His theories are considered as base of modern physics.

The story about Newton that how he got inspired to formulate theory of gravitation by watching the fall of an apple from a tree is quite popular. He was a revolutionary scientist who changed the way of understanding universe.

At the age of 84, in 31 March 1727 (New Style) he died and was buried with full honors in Westminster Abbey. Today, he is recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time.

Isaac Newton Quotes

If others would think as hard as I did, then they would get similar results.
If others would think as hard as I did, then they would get similar results.
The more time and devotion one spends in the worship of false gods...
The more time and devotion one spends in the worship of false gods, the less he is able to spend in that of the True One.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach....
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
You have to make the rules, not follow them.
You have to make the rules, not follow them.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation.
The center of the system of the world is immovable
The center of the system of the world is immovable.
If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.
If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.
God created everything by number, weight, and measure.
God created everything by number, weight, and measure.
Nature is pleased with simplicity
Nature is pleased with simplicity.
A man may imagine things that are false but...
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
my greatest friend is truth...
Plato is my friend; Aristotle is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth.
What goes up must come down
What goes up must come down.
Genius is patience
Genius is patience.
As a blind man has no idea of colors...
As a blind man has no idea of colors, so have we no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.
An object in motion tends to remain in motion along a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force
An object in motion tends to remain in motion along a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force.
It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded.
It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.
Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.
My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success.
My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success.
In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone....
In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God’s existence.
Truth is ever to be found in simplicity...
Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
Every action has an equal and opposite reaction
Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.
Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy
Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
We build too many walls and not enough bridges
We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets but...
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.
What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.