Isaac Newton


Died: 31 March 1727 Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Born:  4 January 1643 Woolsthorpe Manor, United Kingdom

Newton, Sir Isaac, English natural philosopher, generally regarded as the most original and influential theorist in the history of science. In addition to his invention of the infinitesimal calculus and a new theory of light and color, Newton transformed the structure of physical science with his three laws of motion and the law of universal gravitation. As the keystone of the scientific revolution of the 17th century, Newton's work combined the contributions of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Descartes, and others into a new and powerful synthesis. Three centuries later the resulting structure - classical mechanics - continues to be a useful but no less elegant monument to his genius.

Reference: Biography of Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton was asked how he discovered the law of gravity. He replied, “By thinking about it all the time.”
If I have seen further than others, it’s by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation”
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.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
He who thinks half-heartedly will not believe in God; but he who really thinks has to believe in God.
Plato is my friend, Aristotle is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth.
Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
If others would think as hard as I did, then they would get similar results.
God created everything by number, weight and measure.
We build too many walls and not enough bridges.