Isaac Newton

Literary Birthday – 4 January – Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton was born 4 January 1643, and died 31 March 1727.


  1. Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
  2. No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
  3. If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
  4. I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
  5. To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
  6. If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.
  7. Plato is my friend, Aristotle is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth.
  8. And to every action there is always an equal and opposite or contrary, reaction.

Isaac Newton was an English physicist and mathematician. He is one of the great minds of the 17th century Scientific Revolution. Newton developed the principles of modern physics and In 1687, he published his most acclaimed work, The Principia : Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, which has been called the single most influential book on physics.

 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 4th January 2015