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“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”
Isaac Newton, The Correspondence Of Isaac Newton
“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like 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.”
Isaac Newton
“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.”
Isaac Newton
“Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.”
Isaac Newton
“Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.”
Isaac Newton
“What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.”
Isaac Newton
“Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy”
Isaac Newton
“Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.”
Isaac Newton
“Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.”
Isaac Newton
“and to every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction”
Isaac Newton
“This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.”
Isaac Newton, The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
“A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.”
Isaac Newton
“No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.”
Isaac Newton
“What goes up must come down.”
Isaac Newton
“If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent”
Isaac Newton
“Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation”
Isaac Newton
“He who thinks half-heartedly will not believe in God; but he who really thinks has to believe in God.”
Isaac Newton
“You have to make the rules, not follow them”
Isaac Newton
“Sir Isaac Newton was asked how he discovered the law of gravity. He replied, "By thinking about it all the time.”
Isaac Newton
“Trials are medicines which our gracious and wise Physician prescribes because we need them; and he proportions the frequency and weight of them to what the case requires. Let us trust his skill and thank him for his prescription.”
Isaac Newton
“To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me”
Isaac Newton
“How came the bodies of animals to be contrived with so much art, and for what ends were their several parts?
Was the eye contrived without skill in Opticks, and the ear without knowledge of sounds?...and these things being rightly dispatch’d, does it not appear from phænomena that there is a Being incorporeal, living, intelligent...?”
Isaac Newton, Opticks
“To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. 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.”
Isaac Newton
“Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.”
Isaac Newton
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“Blind metaphysical necessity, which is certainly the same always and every where, could produce no variety of things. All that diversity of natural things which we find suited to different times and places could arise from nothing but the ideas and will of a Being, necessarily existing.”
Isaac Newton, The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
“To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age”
Isaac Newton
“Les hommes construisent trop de murs et pas assez de ponts. ”
Isaac Newton
“Whence arises all that order and beauty we see in the world?”
Isaac Newton, Opticks
“OUR ORDINATION:

Sir Isaac Newton, 1642 – 1747
About the times of the End, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the prophecies, and insist upon their literal interpretation, in the midst of much clamor and opposition.”
Isaac Newton
“Yet one thing secures us what ever betide, the scriptures assures us that the Lord will provide.”
Isaac Newton

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