Isaac Newton Quotes on Discovery & Curiosity


 

“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, 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, as quoted in theMemoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton (1855) by Sir David Brewster

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

– Isaac Newton

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“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”

– Isaac Newton, as quoted in the Letter to Robert Hooke (15 February 1676)

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Isaac Newton Quote about Life


 

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

– Isaac Newton


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

– Isaac Newton


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

– Isaac Newton

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Isaac Newton Quotes about Morality & Ethics


“We must be righteous & do to all men as we would they should do to us.”

– Isaac Newton


“The other part of the true religion is our duty to man. We must love our neighbor as ourselves, we must be charitable to all men for charity is the greatest of graces, greater than even faith or hope & covers a multitude of sins. We must be righteous & do to all men as we would they should do to us.”

– Isaac Newton

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Inspirational Quotes on discovery, truth and life by Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton Quotes about Religion


“In want of other proofs, the thumb would convince me of the existence of a God; as without the thumb the hand would be a defective and incomplete instrument, so without the moral will, logic, decision, faculties of which the thumb in different degrees offers the different signs, the most fertile and the most brilliant mind would only be a gift without worth.”

– Isaac Newton

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Isaac Newton Quotes about Truth

Inspirational Quotes about Truth by Isaac Newton

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

– Isaac Newton


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

– Isaac Newton


“The best and safest method of philosophizing seems to be, first to enquire diligently into the properties of things, and to establish these properties by experiment, and then to proceed more slowly to hypothesis for the explanation of them. For hypotheses should be employed only in explaining the properties of things, but not assumed in determining them, unless so far as they may furnish experiments.”

– Isaac Newton, as quoted in a Letter to Ignatius Pardies (1672) Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society


“I keep the subject constantly before me, and wait ’till the first dawnings open slowly, by little and little, into a full and clear light.”

– Isaac Newton

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