Isaac Newton's Quotes

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

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

To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.

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

Genius is patience.

Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.

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

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 seashore, 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.

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

Gravity must be caused by an Agent acting constantly according to certain laws, but whether this Agent be material or immaterial I have left to the consideration of my readers.

Plato is my friend; Aristotle is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth.

An object in motion tends to remain in motion along a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force.

The proper method for inquiring after the properties of things is to deduce them from experiments.

The centre of the system of the world is immovable.

There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible that in any profane history.

Infinites, when considered absolutely without any restriction or limitation, are neither equal nor unequal, nor have any certain proportion one to another, and therefore, the principle that all infinites are equal is a precarious one.

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To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction, or, the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts.

The Ignis Fatuus is a vapor shining without heat.

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

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.

In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God's existence.

The motions of the comets are exceedingly regular, and they observe the same laws as the motions of the planets, but they differ from the motions of vortices in every particular and are often contrary to them.

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

The motions which the planets now have could not spring from any natural cause alone, but were impressed by an intelligent Agent.

My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success.

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

What goes up must come down.

I have explained the phenomena of the heavens and of our sea by the force of gravity, but I have not yet assigned a cause to gravity.

The best and safest method of philosophizing seems to be first to inquire diligently into the properties of things, and establishing those properties by experiments, and then to proceed more slowly to hypotheses for the explanation of them.

God is the same God, always and everywhere. He is omnipresent not virtually only, but also substantially, for virtue cannot subsist without substance.

As a blind man has no idea of colors, so have we no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.

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.

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.