Isaac Newton quotes

“If others would think as hard as I did, then they would get similar results.” – Isaac Newton

 

“Truth is the offspring of silence and meditation. I keep the subject constantly before me and wait ’til the first dawning opens slowly, by little and little, into full and clear light.” – Isaac Newton

 

“Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.” – Isaac Newton

 

“The seed of a tree has the nature of a branch or twig or bud. It is a part of the tree, but if separated and set in the earth to be better nourished, the embryo or young tree contained in it takes root and grows into a new tree.” – Isaac Newton

 

“To explain all nature is too difficult a task for anyone man or even for anyone age. ‘Tis much better to do a little with certainty, and leave the rest for others that come after you, than to explain all things by conjecture without making sure of anything.” – Isaac Newton

 

“All my discoveries have been made in answer to prayer.” – Isaac Newton

 

“The best way to understanding is a few good examples.” – Isaac Newton

 

“The wonderful arrangement and harmony of the cosmos would only originate in the plan of an almighty omniscient being. This is and remains my greatest comprehension.” – Isaac Newton

 

“Physics, beware of metaphysics.” – Isaac Newton

 

“Did blind chance know that there was light and what was its refraction, and fit the eyes of all creatures after the most curious manner to make use of it? These and other suchlike considerations, always have, and always will prevail with mankind, to believe that there is a Being who made all things, who has all things in his power, and who is, therefore, to be feared.” – Isaac Newton

 

“The way to chastity is not to struggle directly with incontinent thoughts but to avert the thoughts by some employment, or by reading, or meditating on other things.” – Isaac Newton

 

“I consider my greatest accomplishment to be lifelong celibacy.” – Isaac Newton

 

“Live your life as an exclamation rather than an explanation.” – Isaac Newton

 

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton

 

“You have to make the rules, not follow them.” – Isaac Newton

 

“What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.” – Isaac Newton

 

“No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.” – Isaac Newton

 

“My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success.” – Isaac Newton

 

“If I am anything, which I highly doubt, I have made myself so by hard work.” – Isaac Newton

 

“Gravity explains the motions of the planets but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.” – Isaac Newton

 

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” – Isaac Newton

 

“Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.” – Isaac Newton

 

“To me, there has never been a higher source of earthly honour or distinction than that connected with advances in science.” – Isaac Newton

 

“In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God’s existence.” – Isaac Newton

 

“Plato is my friend, Aristotle is my friend, but my greatest friend is the truth.” – Isaac Newton

 

“Don’t doubt the Creator because it is inconceivable that accidents alone could be the controller of this universe.” – Isaac Newton

 

“Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.” – Isaac Newton

 

“It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that are to be regarded.” – Isaac Newton

 

“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” – 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

 

“Genius is patience.” – Isaac Newton

 

“And to every action, there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction.” – Isaac Newton

 

“An object that is at rest will tend to remain at rest. An object that is in motion will tend to remain in motion unless acted upon by an outside force.” – Isaac Newton

 

“What goes up must come down.” – Isaac Newton

 

“I believe the more I study science, the more I believe in God.” Isaac Newton

 

“A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.” – Isaac Newton

 

“As a blind man has no idea of colours, so have we no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.” – Isaac Newton

 

“A passion for calculus can unlock new worlds.” – 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

 

“Inherent force of matter is the power of resisting by which everybody, so far as it is able, perseveres in its state either of resting or of moving uniformly straight forward.” – Isaac Newton

 

“This 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 anything.” – Issac Newton

 

“Nothing can be divided into more parts than it can possibly be constituted of. But matter (i.e. finite) cannot be constituted of infinite parts.” – Isaac Newton

 

“Atheism is so senseless. When I look at the solar system, I see the earth at the right distance from the sun to receive the proper amounts of heat and light. This did not happen by chance.” – Isaac Newton

 

“Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.” – Isaac Newton

 

“What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.” – Isaac Newton

 

“The proper method for inquiring after the properties of things is to deduce them from experiments.” – Isaac Newton

 

“To myself, I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.” – Isaac Newton

 

“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.” – Isaac Newton

 

“He who thinks half-heartedly will not believe in God, but he who really thinks has to believe in God.” – Isaac Newton

 

“My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success.” – Isaac Newton

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