Sir Isaac Newton PRS MP (25 December 1642 – 20 March 1727) was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica ("Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy"), first published in 1687, laid the foundations for most of classi... Read more...
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
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.
We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances.
To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded.
To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.
Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.