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  • What I'm trying to do with most of my work is establish this new modernism, ... If people don't walk out of theatres saying, 'Yes, something is possible,' then you've failed.
    (Isaac Newton)

  • The latest authors, like the most ancient, strove to subordinate the phenomena of nature to the laws of mathematics.
    (Isaac Newton)

  • If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.
    (Isaac Newton)

  • It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded.
    (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.
    (Isaac Newton)


  • The system of revealed truth which this Book contains is like that of the universe, concealed from common observation yet...the centuries have established its Divine origin.
    (Isaac Newton)

  • If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient observation than to any other reason.
    (Isaac Newton)

  • 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.
    (Isaac Newton)

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

  • Yet one thing secures us what ever betide, The scriptures assures us the Lord will provide.
    (Isaac Newton)

  • I am ashamed to tell you to how many figures I carried these computations, having no other business at the time.
    (Isaac Newton)

  • If I have done the public any service, it is due to patient thought.
    (Isaac Newton)

  • Hypotheses non fingo. I feign no hypotheses.
    (Isaac Newton)

  • If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.
    (Isaac Newton)

  • ... Newton was an unquestioning believer in an all-wise creator of the universe, and in his own inability like the boy on the seashore to fathom the entire ocean in all its depths. He therefore believed that there were not only many things in heaven beyond his philosophy, but plenty on earth as well, and he made it his business to understand for himself what the majority of intelligent men of his time accepted without dispute (to them it was as natural as common sense) the traditional account of the creation.
    (Isaac Newton)


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