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Quotations by author » Isaac Newton
English Mathematician and Physicist, "father of the modern science", 1642-1727
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"I am ashamed to tell you to how many figures I carried these computations, having no other business at the time."
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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.
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About the Time of the End, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the Prophecies, and insist upon their literal interpretation, in the midst of much clamor and opposition
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Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.
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Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
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I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
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I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only 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.
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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
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I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
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I'm kind of obsessed with that song, I've used it in almost every project I've done, ... I can't get over it. I own 30 versions of it.
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If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.
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If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent
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If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.
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If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
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If I saw further than other men, it was because I stood on the shoulders of giants.
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It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded.
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No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess
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Oh Diamond! Diamond! Thou little knowest the mischief done! (Said to a pet dog who knocked over a candle and set fire to his papers
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Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
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The seed of a tree has the nature of a branch or twig or bud. It is a part of the tree, but if separated and set in the earth to be better nourished, the embryo or young tree contained in it takes root and grows into a new tree.
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