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English physicist and mathematician (d. 1726/1727), Birth: 25-12-1642 Isaac Newton Quotes
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Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
Isaac Newton

Attraction elucidates the trajectories of the planets, yet it cannot explain who initiates their movement.
2.
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Isaac Newton

'Our knowledge is a mere drop in the vast sea of ignorance.'
3.
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.
Isaac Newton

'The improbability of atheism is evident when one considers the exact positioning of the Earth in relation to the Sun, ensuring an ideal balance of warmth and illumination.'
4.
If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
Isaac Newton

If I have gained greater insight than others, it is by leveraging the knowledge of my predecessors.
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Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
Isaac Newton

Experience your life as an Exuberance rather than a Justification.
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In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God's existence.
Isaac Newton

Without any other substantiation, the mere hint of divinity would compel me to acknowledge its presence.
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Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
Isaac Newton

Veracity lies in plainness, not complexity and disorder.
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Every action has an equal and opposite reaction
Isaac Newton

Every deed has a corresponding repercussion.
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I know not how I seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright pebble to content myself with while the vast ocean of undiscovered truth lay before me.
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A Heavenly Master governs all the world as Sovereign of the universe. We are astonished at Him by reason of His perfection, we honor Him and fall down before Him because of His unlimited power. From blind physical necessity, which is always and everywhere the same, no variety adhering to time and place could evolve, and all variety of created objects which represent order and life in the universe could happen only by the willful reasoning of its original Creator, Whom I call the Lord God.
Isaac Newton

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All my discoveries have been made in answer to prayer.
Isaac Newton

My breakthroughs have been in response to supplication.
12.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
Isaac Newton

I can chart the trajectories of celestial bodies, but not fathom the irrationality of humankind.
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If others would think as hard as I did, then they would get similar results.
Isaac Newton

If others devoted the same amount of effort as I did, then they would achieve comparable outcomes.
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Sir Isaac Newton was asked how he discovered the law of gravity. He replied, "By thinking about it all the time.
Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton was questioned as to how he uncovered the law of gravity. He responded, "Through constant contemplation."
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He who thinks half-heartedly will not believe in God; but he who really thinks has to believe in God.
Isaac Newton

He who ponders superficially will not be convinced of the existence of a higher power; however, he who truly contemplates must accept the presence of a divine being.
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No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
Isaac Newton

No great breakthrough was ever achieved without taking a daring leap of faith.
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Truth is the offspring of silence and meditation.
Isaac Newton

Veracity is the progeny of hush and contemplation.
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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

A man may conceive of falsehoods, but he can only grasp realities, for if the ideas are untrue, the perception of them is not comprehension.
19.
I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God, written by those who were inspired. I study the Bible daily.
Isaac Newton

I hold a deep conviction in the Bible as God's divine doctrine, composed by individuals who were enlightened. I peruse the Scriptures regularly.
20.
My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success.
Isaac Newton

My talents are unremarkable. It is my diligence that propels me to victory.
21.
This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.
Isaac Newton

This exquisite arrangement of the Solar System, including its planets and comets, could only have been created by an intelligent and powerful Creator.
22.
Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
Isaac Newton

Discretion is the ability to express oneself without causing hostility.
23.
This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. And if the fixed stars are the centres of other like systems, these, being formed by the like wise counsel, must be all subject to the dominion of One; especially since the light of the fixed stars is of the same nature with the light of the sun.
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As a blind man has no idea of colors, so we have no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.
Isaac Newton

As a visually impaired person is unaware of hues, similarly we lack understanding into the way through which the omniscient God perceives and comprehends all things.
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What goes up must come down.
Isaac Newton

26.
To arrive at the simplest truth requires years of contemplation.
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27.
You have to make the rules, not follow them
Isaac Newton

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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
Isaac Newton

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Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.
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30.
Plato is my friend, Aristotle is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth.
Isaac Newton

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It is the perfection of God's works that they are all done with the greatest simplicity. He is the God of order and not of confusion. And therefore as they would understand the frame of the world must endeavor to reduce their knowledge to all possible simplicity, so must it be in seeking to understand these visions.
Isaac Newton

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I consider my greatest accomplishment to be lifelong celibacy.
Isaac Newton

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God created everything by number, weight and measure.
Isaac Newton

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To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me
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No being exists or can exist which is not related to space in some way. God is everywhere, created minds are somewhere, and body is in the space that it occupies; and whatever is neither everywhere nor anywhere does not exist. And hence it follows that space is an effect arising from the first existence of being, because when any being is postulated, space is postulated.
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If two angels were sent down from heaven -one to conduct an empire and the other to sweep the streets -they would feel no inclination to change employment because an angel would know that no matter what we are doing, it's an opportunity to bring joy, deepen our understanding and expand our life.
Isaac Newton

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Trials are medicines which our gracious and wise Physician prescribes because we need them; and he proportions the frequency and weight of them to what the case requires. Let us trust his skill and thank him for his prescription.
Isaac Newton

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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.
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The other part of the true religion is our duty to man. We must love our neighbour as our selves, we must be charitable to all men for charity is the greatest of graces, greater then 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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The wonderful arrangement and harmony of the cosmos would only originate in the plan of an almighty omniscient being. This is and remains my greatest comprehension.
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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There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history.
Isaac Newton

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The changing of Bodies into Light, and Light into Bodies, is very conformable to the Course of Nature, which seems delighted with Transmutations.
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I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God, written by men who were inspired. I study the Bible daily. Opposition to godliness is atheism in profession and idolatry in practice. Atheism is so senseless and odious to mankind that it never had many professors.
Isaac Newton

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Daniel was in the greatest credit amongst the Jews, till the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian . And to reject his prophecies, is to reject the Christian religion. For this religion is founded upon his prophecy concerning the Messiah .
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46.
When two forces unite, their efficiency double.
Isaac Newton

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The folly of Interpreters has been, to foretell times and things by this Prophecy, as if God designed to make them Prophets. By this rashness they have not only exposed themselves, but brought the Prophecy also into contempt. The design of God was much otherwise. He gave this and the Prophecies of the Old Testament, not to gratify mens curiosities by enabling them to foreknow things, but that after they were fulfilled they might be interpreted by the event, and his own Providence, not the Interpreters, be then manifested thereby to the world.
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Physics, beware of metaphysics.
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He rules all things, not as the world soul but as the lord of all. And because of his dominion he is called Lord God Pantokrator". For “god" is a relative word and has reference to servants, and godhood is the lordship of God, not over his own body "as is supposed by those for whom God is the world soul', but over servants.
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A body in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted on by an outside force.
Isaac Newton