Issac Newton quotes

Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton by Godfrey Kneller

Sir Isaac Newton (January 4, 1643 – March 31 1727) was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, alchemist, inventor, theologian and natural philosopher. He is widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. Issac Newton is most famous for discovering the Laws of Gravity. Below is a collection of quotes by Sir Issac Newton.

Issac Newton quotes
Issac Newton quotes

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

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

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

“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.”

“God created everything by number, weight and measure.”

“What is there in places empty of matter?”

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

Isaac Newton quotes
Isaac Newton quotes

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

“The errors are not in the art, but in the artificers.”

“The main Business of natural Philosophy is to argue from Phenomena without feigning Hypotheses, and to deduce Causes from Effects, till we come to the very first Cause, which certainly is not mechanical.”

“If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.”

“Religion is partly fundamental & immutable partly circumstantial & mutable.”

“To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age…”

“Righteousness is the religion of the kingdom of heaven & even the property of God himself towards man. Righteousness & Love are inseparable for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.”


  1. Great quotes by Issac Newton. Thank you.


  2. Plato and Aristotle are my friends too! An inspirational blog you have, and thanks for stopping over to Ponder Anew and your follow. Best wishes!


    1. Thank You. Ponder Anew. Have a great day. 🙂


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