15 Quotes by Isaac Newton


Sir Isaac Newton was an English mathematician, astronomer, physicist and theologian. He’s widely recognised as a great thinker and few people have made a greater contribution in their own lifetime. In fact he was one of the most influential scientists of all time. His contribution to scientific theory is enormous and he was a key figure in the scientific revolution. Here are 15 quotes by Isaac Newton that provide us with considerable insight into the way the great man was able to succeed in the way he did. He was a giant on whose shoulders we can all stand to see further along the road to success.

  1. You have to make the rules, not follow them. ~Isaac Newton
  2. My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success. ~Isaac Newton
  3. What goes up must come down. ~Isaac Newton
  4. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. ~Isaac Newton
  5. What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean. ~Isaac Newton
  6. If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. ~Isaac Newton
  7. Live your life as an exclamation rather than an explanation. ~Isaac Newton
  8. Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy. ~Isaac Newton
  9. We build too many walls and not enough bridges. ~Isaac Newton
  10. No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. ~Isaac Newton
  11. Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy. ~Isaac Newton
  12. Gravity explains the motions of the planets but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion. ~Isaac Newton
  13. If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention than to any other talent. ~Isaac Newton
  14. Tis much better to do a little with certainty and leave the rest for others that come after than to explain all things by conjecture without making sure of anything. ~Isaac Newton
  15. If others would think as hard as I did, then they would get similar results. ~Isaac Newton

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