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1642 - 1727, English mathematician and physicist

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention,
than to any other talent.
Sir Isaac Newton

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

What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Sir Isaac Newton

Live your life as an exclamation rather than an explanation.
Sir Isaac Newton

Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.
Sir Isaac Newton

I can calculate the movement of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
Sir Isaac Newton

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

Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Sir Isaac Newton

Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in
motion.
Sir Isaac Newton

Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Sir Isaac Newton

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Sir Isaac Newton

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

Plato is my friend; Aristotle is my friend; but my greatest friend is truth.
Sir Isaac Newton

Genius is patience.
Sir Isaac Newton

No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
Sir Isaac Newton

This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the
counsel and dominion of an intelligent being.
Sir 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.
Sir Isaac Newton