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200 Best Isaac Newton Quotes: Inspiring, Insightful (2023)

1. IF I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood on the shoulders of giants.


2. No old Men (excepting Dr. Wallis) love Mathematicks.


3. He who thinks half-heartedly will not believe in God; but he who really thinks has to believe in God.


4. To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me


5. If I have come further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.


6. Amicus Plato — amicus Aristoteles — magis amica veritas. (Plato is my friend — Aristotle is my friend — but my greatest friend is truth.)


7. Plato is my friend, Aristotle is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth.


8. If I have done great things it's because I was standing in the closet of smart men taking notes and then publishing their ideas as my own.


9. I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.


10. A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.


11. This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.


12. If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent


13. If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.


14. Sir Isaac Newton was asked how he discovered the law of gravity. He replied,


15. To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age


16. I have studied these things - you have not.


17. Tis much better to do a little with certainty & leave the rest for others that come after than to explain all things by conjecture without making sure of any thing.


18. If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.


19. Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation


20. Whence arises all that order and beauty we see in the world?


21. What goes up must come down.


22. To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.


23. And to every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction


24. They who search after the Philosopher's Stone [are] by their own rules obliged to a strict and religious life.


25. Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.