Isaac Newton


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.
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  • ''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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