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The Best Isaac Newton Quotes  

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A list of the best Isaac Newton quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Isaac Newton quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Isaac Newton quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Isaac Newton should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Isaac Newton quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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If I have seen further... it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants. Isaac Newton
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If I am anything, which I highly doubt, I have made myself so by hard work. Isaac Newton
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sev674475 added “We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” Principia
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This most beautiful system -- The Universe could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. Isaac Newton
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If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought. Isaac Newton
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Yet one thing secures us what ever betide, the scriptures assures us the Lord will provide. Isaac Newton
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If I have made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent. Isaac Newton
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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
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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. Isaac Newton
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The Christian ministry is the worst of all trades, but the best of all professions. Isaac Newton
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Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it. Isaac Newton
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I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light. Isaac Newton
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michaelj72 added Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
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michaelj72 added To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.
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michaelj72 added Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
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michaelj72 added I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
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michaelj72 added The motions which the planets now have could not spring from any natural cause alone, but were impressed by an intelligent Agent.