If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people. – Isaac Newton
God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but Fate and Nature. Blind metaphysical necessity, which is certainly the same always and everywhere, could produce no variety of things. All that diversity of natural things which we find suited to different times and places could arise from nothing but the ideas and will […]
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 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. […]
Lo que sabemos es una gota de agua; lo que ignoramos es un océano. – Isaac Newton
He who thinks half-heartedly will not believe in God; but he who really thinks has to believe in God. – Isaac Newton
If anyone offers conjectures about the truth of things from the mere possibility of hypotheses, I do not see by what stipulation anything certain can be determined in any science, since one or another set of hypotheses may always be devised which will appear to supply new difficulties. – Isaac Newton
To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science. – Isaac Newton