Isaac Newton Principles

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“Gravity explains the motions of the planets but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.”

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.”

“Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.”

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”

“To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science.”

“In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God’s existence.”

“What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.”

“Plato is my friend, Aristotle is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth.”

“Don’t doubt the Creator because it is inconceivable that accidents alone could be the controller of this universe.”

“Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.”

“No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.”

“It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded.”

“Live your life as an exclamation rather than an explanation.”

“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.”

“If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.”

“Nature is pleased with simplicity.”

“Truth is the offspring of silence and meditation.”

“Genius is patience.”

“The best and safest method of philosophizing seems to be first to inquire diligently into the properties of things, and establishing those properties by experiments, and then to proceed more slowly to hypotheses for the explanation of them.”

“Atheism is so senseless. When I look at the solar system, I see the earth at the right distance from the sun to receive the proper amounts of heat and light. This did not happen by chance.”

“To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.”

“You have to make the rules, not follow them.”

“An object that is at rest will tend to remain at rest. An object that is in motion will tend to remain in motion unless acted upon by an outside force.”

“My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success.”

“I believe the more I study science, the more I believe in God.”

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