Sir Isaac Newton

1642 - 1727

A Quote by Sir Isaac Newton on truth and world

I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

Source: Memoir’s of Newton, Brewster, Vol. ii, Ch. 27.

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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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