Isaac Newton Quotes
''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.''Isaac Newton (1642-1727), British physicist, mathematician, universal genius. Letter to Robert Hooke, February 5, 1675. A famous bon mot strangely ill describing what would appear to have been its author's actual practice.
''If I have seen further [than certain other men] it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.''Isaac Newton (1642-1727), British physicist, mathematician, universal genius. Letter to Robert Hooke, February 5, 1675. With reference to his dependency on Galileo's and Kepler's work in physics and astronomy.
''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.''Isaac Newton (1642-1727), British mathematician, physicist. Memoirs of Newton, vol. 2, ch. 27, ed. David Brewster (1855).
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