Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton PRS (25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726/27) was an English mathematician, astronomer, and physicist (described in his own day as a "natural philosopher") who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687), laid the foundations of classical mechanics. 

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

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.

It is the weight not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded.

I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances.

A man may imagine things that are false but he can only understand things that are true for if the things be false the apprehension of them is not understanding.

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

To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science.

Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.

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

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

To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.