Sir Isaac Newton

1642 - 1727

A Quote by Sir Isaac Newton

The description of right lines and circles, upon which geometry is founded, belongs to mechanics. Geometry does not teach us to draw these lines, but requires them to be drawn.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

Source: Principia Mathematica.

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A Quote by Sir Isaac Newton on acceptance, belief, business, common sense, creation, earth, heaven, intelligence, majorities, men, philosophy, time, understanding, and universe

. . . Newton was an unquestioning believer in an all-wise creator of the universe, and in his own inability - like the boy on the seashore - to fathom the entire ocean in all its depths. He therefore believed that there were not only many things in heaven beyond his philosophy, but plenty on earth as well, and he made it his business to understand for himself what the majority of intelligent men of his time accepted without dispute (to them it was as natural as common sense) - the traditional account of the creation.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

Source: Men of Mathematics, by E. T. Bell

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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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