Quotation Explorer - 'Newton'

NEWTONIAN, adj. Pertaining to a philosophy of the universe invented by Newton, who discovered that an apple will fall to the ground, but was unable to say why. His successors and disciples have advanced so far as to be able to say when. - Ambrose Bierce
Misunderstood! It is a right fool's word. Is it so bad then to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Millions say the apple fell but Newton was the only one to ask why. - Bernard M. Baruch
The Church no more gave us the New Testament canon than Isaac Newton gave us the force of gravity. - J.I. Packer
When asked about which scientist he'd like to meet, said, "Isaac Newton. No question about it. The smartest person ever to walk the face of this earth. The man was connected to the universe in spooky ways. He discovered the laws of motion, the laws of gravity, the laws of optics. Then he turned 26. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
I "love" reading.It makes me feel like I am swallowing up Christ, Homer, Confucius, Newton, Franklin, Socrates, Caesar, and the whole world into one gigantic invincible Sir Moffat. Mine is creative reading. I read building empires in mind. I pray I won't read and read and forget to marry. - Moffat Machingura
Millions saw the apple fall, Newton was the only one who asked why? - Bernard M. Baruch
At the root of everything lay the passionatedesire of thinking people to find a simple, unifying norm for society like the law of gravity that Newton had found for nature. - James H. Billington
Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night. God said, "Let Newton be!" and all was light. - Alexander Pope
Mozart, Pascal, Boolean algebra, Shakespeare, parliamentary government, baroque churches, Newton, the emancipation of women, Kant, Balanchine ballets, et al. don’t redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon the world. The white race is the cancer of human history. - Susan Sontag
Differing from Newton and Schopenhauer, your ancestor did not think of time as absolute and uniform. He believed it an infinite series of times, in a dizzily growing, ever spreading network of diverging, converging and parallel times. - Jorge Luis Borges
To be a good pastor one must have the wisdom of a Solomon, the intuition of a Newton, the patience of Job, the thinking faculties of an Einstein, and a compassion likened unto the Son of God. - Reverend Sidney E. Slaton, Cumberland Presbyterian
said, 'If I have seen further than others, it is because I've stood on the shoulders of giants.' These days we stand on each other's feet! Richard Hamming - Newton
The vain man is generally a doubter. It is Newton who sees himself as child on the sea shore, and his discoveries in the colored shell.
Could we have entered into the mind of Sir Isaac Newton, and have traced all the steps by which he produced his great works, we might see nothing very extraordinary in the process. - Joseph Priestley
Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night:God said, Let Newton be! and all was light. - Alexander Pope
This change in the conception of reality is the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of .{Referring to James Clerk Maxwell's contributions to physics} Albert Einstein - Newton
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