Isaac Newton Quotes
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Sir Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian who is considered one of the most influential people in human history.
Newton remains influential to scientists, as demonstrated by a 2005 survey of scientists in Britain's Royal Society asking who had the greater effect on the history of science, Newton or Albert Einstein. Newton was deemed the more influential.
Newton also wrote on Judaeo-Christian prophecy, whose decipherment was essential, he thought, to the understanding of God. His book on the subject, which was reprinted well into the Victorian Age, represented lifelong study. Its message was that Christianity went astray in the 4th century AD, when the first Council of Nicaea propounded erroneous doctrines of the nature of Christ. The full extent of Newton's unorthodoxy was recognized only in the present century: but although a critic of accepted Trinitarian dogmas and the Council of Nicaea, he possessed a deep religious sense, venerated the Bible and accepted its account of creation. In late editions of his scientific works he expressed a strong sense of God's providential role in nature.
| If you are affronted it is better to pass it by in silence, or with a jest, though with some dishonor, than to endeavor revenge. If you can keep reason above passion, that and watchfulness will be your best defenders.|
Topics: Adversity, Patience, Revenge
| We build too many walls and not enough bridges.|
| I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.|
| No sciences are better attested than the religion of the Bible.|
Topics: Christianity, The Bible
| Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.|
Topics: Discretion, Enemies
| If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.|
| 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.|
| To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science.|
| If I have made any improvement in the sciences, it is owing more to patient attention than to anything beside.|
| If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.|
Topics: Patience, Reasoning
| 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.|
Topics: Scripture, Philosophy, Christianity
| 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.|