Sir Isaac Newton

1642 - 1727

A Quote by Sir Isaac Newton on nature, circulatory, atmosphere, earth, sun, conserve, river, spirit, light, and ether

For nature is a perpetual circulatory worker, generating fluids out of solids, and solids out of fluids, fixed things out of volatile, & volatile out of fixed, subtle out of gross, & gross out of subtle, Some things to ascend & make the upper terrestrial juices, Rivers and the Atmosphere; & by consequence others to descend for a Requital to the former. And as the Earth, so perhaps may the Sun imbibe this spirit copiously to conserve his Shining, & keep the Planets from receding further from him. And they that will, may also suppose, that this Spirit affords or carries with it thither the solary fuel & material Principle of Light; And that the vast ethereal Spaces between us, & the stars are for a sufficient repository for this food of the Sun and Planets. 

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

Source: Letter to Oldenburg (7 Dec 1675). In H. W. Turnbull (ed.), The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, 1661-1675 (1959), Vol. 1, 366.

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A Quote by Sir Isaac Newton on universe, intelligent being, and creation

This most beautiful system [the universe] could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

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A Quote by Sir Isaac Newton on perspective, visionary, and understanding

If I have been able to see farther than others, it was because I stood on the shoulders of giants.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

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A Quote by Sir Isaac Newton on men

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Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

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A Quote by Sir Isaac Newton

Hypotheses non fingo. I feign no hypotheses.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

Source: Principia Mathematica.

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A Quote by Sir Isaac Newton on discovery and thinking

On how he made discoveries by always thinking unto them. . . . I keep the subject constantly before me and wait till the first dawnings open little by little into the full light.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

Source: E.N. da C. Andrade, Sir Isaac Newton, His Life and Work, Doubleday Anchor, NY, 1950

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A Quote by Sir Isaac Newton on principles and world

. . . from the same principles, I now demonstrate the frame of the System of the World.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

Source: Principia Mathematica.

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A Quote by Sir Isaac Newton on patience, service, and thought

If I have done the public any service, it is due to patient thought.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

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A Quote by Sir Isaac Newton on discovery, observation, patience, and reason

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient observation than to any other reason.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

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A Quote by Sir Isaac Newton on authors, laws, mathematics, and nature

The latest authors, like the most ancient, strove to subordinate the phenomena of nature to the laws of mathematics.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

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