90 Isaac Newton Quotes About God, Truth, Science, Philosophy & Wisdom

Isaac Newton Quotes
Isaac Newton Quotes
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Isaac Newton Was an English Physicist and Mathematician and One of the most influential Scientist of all Time

Here are The 90 Quotes by Sir Isaac Newton Quotes to Help You Develop Your Inner Curiosity


Inspiring Isaac Newton Quote

“If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.”

— Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Quote
“If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.” — Sir Isaac Newton
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“The centre of the system of the world is immovable.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

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

— Sir Isaac Newton

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

— Sir Isaac Newton

“No great discovery was made without a bold guess.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

“Genius is patience.”

— Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Quote
“Genius is patience.”— Sir Isaac Newton
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“If I am anything, which I highly doubt, I have made myself so by hard work.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

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

— Sir Isaac Newton

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

― Isaac Newton

“Yet one thing secures us what ever betide, the scriptures assures us that the Lord will provide.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

“Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation.”

— Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Quote
“Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation.” — Sir Isaac Newton
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“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.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

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

— Sir Isaac Newton

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

— Sir Isaac Newton

“Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

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

— Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Quote
“My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success.” — Sir Isaac Newton
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“If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

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

— Sir Isaac Newton

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

— Sir Isaac Newton

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

— Sir Isaac Newton

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

— Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Quote
“The proper method for inquiring after the properties of things is to deduce them from experiments.” — Sir Isaac Newton
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“This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful being.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

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

— Sir Isaac Newton

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

— Sir Isaac Newton

“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.”

— Sir 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.”

— Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Quote
“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.” — Sir Isaac Newton
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Isaac Newton Quotes On God

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

— Sir Isaac Newton

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.

— Sir Isaac Newton

“God is able to create particles of matter of several sizes and figures and perhaps of different densities and forces, and thereby to vary the laws of nature, and make worlds of several sorts in several parts of the Universe.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

“God created everything by number, weight and measure.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

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

— Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Quote
“God is the same God, always and everywhere. He is omnipresent not virtually only, but also substantially, for virtue cannot subsist without substance.” — Sir Isaac Newton
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God [could] vary the laws of Nature, and make worlds of several sorts in several parts of the universe.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

“He who thinks half-heartedly will not believe in God; but he who really thinks has to believe in God.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

“Christ comes as a thief in the night, & it is not for us to know the times & seasons which God hath put into his own breast.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

“We account the Scriptures of God to be the most sublime philosophy.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

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

— Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Quote
“In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God’s existence.” — Sir Isaac Newton
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“God who gave Animals self motion beyond our understanding is without doubt able to implant other principles of motion in bodies [which] we may understand as little. Some would readily grant this may be a Spiritual one; yet a mechanical one might be showne, did not I think it better to pass it by.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

“God, in the beginning, formed matter”

— Sir Isaac Newton

“The more time and devotion one spends in the worship of false gods, the less he is able to spend in that of the True One.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

The word ‘God’ usually signifies ‘Lord’, but every lord is not a God. It is the dominion of a spiritual being which constitutes a God: a true, supreme, or imaginary dominion makes a true, supreme, or imaginary God.

— Sir Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton Quotes on Wisdom

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

— Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Quote
“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.” — Sir Isaac Newton
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“A Vulgar Mechanick can practice what he has been taught or seen done, but if he is in an error he knows not how to find it out and correct it, and if you put him out of his road he is at a stand. Whereas he that is able to reason nimbly and judiciously about figure, force, and motion, is never at rest till he gets over every rub.

— Sir Isaac Newton

The instinct of brutes and insects can be the effect of nothing else than the wisdom and skill of a powerful ever-living agent.

— Sir Isaac Newton

I know not how I seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright pebble to content myself with while the vast ocean of undiscovered truth lay before me.

— Sir Isaac Newton

“In want of other proofs, the thumb would convince me of the existence of a God.”

— Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Quote
“In want of other proofs, the thumb would convince me of the existence of a God.” — Sir Isaac Newton
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“Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

I do not think that this [the universe] can be explained only by natural causes, and are forced to impute to the wisdom and ingenuity of an intelligent.

— Sir Isaac Newton

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

— Sir Isaac Newton

If I am anything, which I highly doubt, I have made myself so by hard work.

— Sir Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton Quotes on Truth

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

— Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Quote
“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” — Sir Isaac Newton
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All knowledge and understanding of the Universe was no more than playing with stones and shells on the seashore of the vast imponderable ocean of truth.

— Sir Isaac Newton

“Where both are friends, it is right to prefer truth.

— Sir 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 a full and clear light.”

— 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 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.

— Sir Isaac Newton

“Plato is my friend, Aristotle is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth.”

— Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Quote
“Plato is my friend, Aristotle is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth.” — Sir Isaac Newton
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I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only a boy playing on the seashore.

— Sir Isaac Newton

Truth is the offspring of silence and meditation.

— Sir Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton Quotes on Philosophy

As in Mathematicks, so in Natural Philosophy, the Investigation of difficult Things by the Method of Analysis, ought ever to precede the Method of Composition. This Analysis consists in making Experiments and Observations, and in drawing general Conclusions from them by Induction, and admitting of no Objections against the Conclusions, but such as are taken from Experiments, or other certain Truths. For Hypotheses are not to be regarded in experimental Philosophy.

— Sir Isaac Newton

“They who search after the Philosopher’s Stone [are] by their own rules obliged to a strict and religious life.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

“Philosophy is such an impertinently litigious lady that a man had as good be engaged in lawsuits as have to do with her.”

— Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Quote
“Philosophy is such an impertinently litigious lady that a man had as good be engaged in lawsuits as have to do with her.” — Sir Isaac Newton
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“Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

To derive two or three general Principles of Motion from Phænomena, and afterwards to tell us how the Properties and Actions of all corporeal Things follow from those manifest Principles, would be a very great step in Philosophy.

— Sir Isaac Newton

Religion and philosophy are to be preserved distinct. We are not to introduce divine revelations into philosophy, nor philosophical opinions into religion.

— Sir Isaac Newton

I see I have made my self a slave to Philosophy.

— Sir Isaac Newton

“We account the Scriptures of God to be the most sublime philosophy.”

— Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Quote
“We account the Scriptures of God to be the most sublime philosophy.” — Sir Isaac Newton
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“We account the Scriptures of God to be the most sublime philosophy. I find more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history whatever.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

“To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age”

― Sir Isaac Newton

“In experimental philosophy we are to look upon propositions inferred by general induction from phenomena as accurately or very nearly true, notwithstanding any contrary hypotheses that may be imagined, till such time as other phenomena occur, by which they may either be made more accurate, or liable to exceptions. This rule we must follow, that the argument of induction may not be evaded by hypotheses.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton Quotes on Science and Mathematics ( Laws, Gravity, Algebra.. etc )

“What goes up must come down.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

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

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

— Sir Isaac Newton

“Resistance is usually ascribed to bodies at rest, and impulse to those in motion; but motion and rest, as commonly conceived, are only relatively distinguished; nor are those bodies always truly at rest, which commonly are taken to be so.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

Gravity may put the planets into motion, but without the divine Power, it could never put them into such a circulating motion as they have about the Sun; and therefore, for this as well as other reasons, I am compelled to ascribe the frame of this System to an intelligent Agent.

— Sir Isaac Newton

The description of right lines and circles, upon which geometry is founded, belongs to mechanics. Geometry does not teach us to draw these lines, but requires them to be drawn.

— Sir Isaac Newton

“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.”

— Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Quote
“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.” — Sir Isaac Newton
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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.”

— 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

In an inertial frame of reference, an object either remains at rest or continues to move at a constant velocity, unless acted upon by a force.

— Sir Isaac Newton

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

— Sir Isaac Newton

“The changing of Bodies into Light, and Light into Bodies, is very conformable to the Course of Nature, which seems delighted with Transmutations.”

— Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Quote
“The changing of Bodies into Light, and Light into Bodies, is very conformable to the Course of Nature, which seems delighted with Transmutations.” — Sir Isaac Newton
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I have not been able to discover the cause of those properties of gravity from phenomena, and I frame no hypotheses; for whatever is not deduced from the phenomena is to be called a hypothesis, and hypotheses, whether metaphysical or physical, whether of occult qualities or mechanical, have no place in experimental philosophy.

— Sir 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.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

Physics, beware of metaphysics.

— Sir Isaac Newton

In an inertial frame of reference, the vector sum of the forces F on an object is equal to the mass m of that object multiplied by the acceleration a of the object: F = ma.

— Sir Isaac Newton

“There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history.”

— Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Quote
“There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history.” — Sir Isaac Newton
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Bullialdus wrote that all force respecting ye Sun as its center & depending on matter must be reciprocally in a duplicate ratio of ye distance from ye center.

— Sir Isaac Newton

The latest authors, like the most ancient, strove to subordinate the phenomena of nature to the laws of mathematics.

— Sir Isaac Newton

“That one body should act upon another through a vacuum without the mediation of anything else is so great an absurdity that no man suited to do science…can ever fall into it,…..Gravity must be caused by an agent…but whether that agent be material or immaterial I leave to my readers.”

— Sir Isaac Newton

“Do not electric bodies by friction emit a subtile exhalation or spirit by which they perform their attractions?.”

— Sir Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Quote
“Do not electric bodies by friction emit a subtile exhalation or spirit by which they perform their attractions?.” — Sir Isaac Newton
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Quotes About Isaac Newton

“Fortunate Newton, happy childhood of science! … In one person he combined the experimenter, the theorist, the mechanic—and, not least, the artist in exposition. He stands before us strong, certain, and alone: his joy in creation and his minute precision are evident in every word and in every figure.”

— Albert Einstein

“If Newton had flourished in ancient Greece, he would have been worshipped as a Divinity.”

— Samuel Johnson

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