Isaac Newton Quotes

Isaac Newton

English mathematician & physicist (1642 - 1727)

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A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.

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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.

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

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I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light.

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If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants

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

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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.

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If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

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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.

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If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

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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 himself and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell that ordinary while the greater ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

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