Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727) was born in the village of Woolsthorpe in England in 1642. Son of peasants and deeply religious, he was a philosopher, mathematical physicist and inventor mostly known as the founder of classical physics. He established the fundamental laws of movement and was able to describe the movements of the planets. He also made great contributions on the nature of light and optics and in other areas such as mathematics.
He became the first student of his school despite the fact that he sometimes neglected his homework, and was recording his name in all the banks he occupied. In addition to his prodigious mind, he had great manual and mechanical skills.
Despite his genius, He graduated from Cambridge Trinity College as a mediocre student since he preferred self-taught training rather than attending class.
When he was older, he suffered psychological crises, depression and paranoia that are believed to have been due to mercury poisoning during his experiments.
He held numerous positions of relevance due to the admiration he was given as a scientist and Queen Anne granted him the knighthood in 1705
He died in 1727 due to kidney problems.
Famous quotes by Isaac Newton
What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean.
Gravity explains the movements of the planets, but cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
If I have managed to see further, it has been because I have risen to the shoulders of giants.
I don't know how others see me, but for me I am nothing more than a little boy who wanders the vast shores of knowledge, from time to time I find a small bright pebble with which to content myself while the vast ocean of undiscovered truth lies in front of me.
Everything that goes up has to go down.
Each action has an equal and opposite reaction.
Reaching the simplest truth requires years of contemplation.
A man can imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
The best way to understand is with some good examples.
If I am something, which I doubt much, it has been with much effort.
If I ever made any valuable discovery, it is due more to patient care than to any other talent.
I can calculate the movement of the celestial bodies, but not the madness of people.
The truth is always found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
If others thought as hard as I do, they would get similar results.
No great discovery was made without a bold assumption.
My skills are ordinary. Only my dedication gives me success.
Plato is my friend, Aristotle is my friend, but my best friend is the truth.
Nature is happy with simplicity. And nature is not silly.
You have to make the rules, not follow them.
Touch is the art of getting a point without making an enemy.
If I had stayed with other people to do my tools and things for me, I had never done anything.
In the absence of another test, thumb alone would convince me of the existence of God.
If you are offended, it is better to spend it in silence, or with a joke, albeit with some dishonor, than trying to avenge yourself. If you can keep reason above passion, that and vigilance will be your best defenders.
The truth is the offspring of silence and meditation.
I will not mix conjectures with certainties.
I constantly keep the subject of my investigation before me, and I wait until the first dawn gradually opens to me, little by little, a clear and full light.
Live your life as an Exclamation instead of an Explanation.
Explaining all nature is too difficult a task for any man or even for any age. It is much better to do a little with certainty and leave the rest for those who come after explaining all things by guess without making sure.
Nature does nothing in vain when it will least serve, because nature is pleased with simplicity and does not affect the pomp of superfluous causes.
Each particle of matter is attracted by or gravitates to any other particle of matter with a force inversely proportional to the squares of its distances.
Physics, be careful with metaphysics.
Modern authors, like the oldest, struggled to subordinate the phenomena of nature to the laws of mathematics.
Let me think ... I wonder if an anvil will fall like an apple.
The best and safest way of philosophizing seems to be, first, to diligently investigate the properties of things, and establish those properties through experiences (experiments) and then proceed slowly to the hypotheses for their explanation. For the hypotheses should be used only to explain the properties of things, but they are not assumed when determining them; unless they can be demonstrated by the experiments.
If two angels were sent from heaven, one to lead an empire, and the other to sweep the streets, they would not feel any need to change jobs because an angel would know that no matter what we do, it is an opportunity to bring joy, deepen our understanding and expand our life.
For me, there has never been a superior source of honor or earthly distinction than that related to advances in science.
A moving body tends to keep moving unless an external force acts on it.
Absolute, true and mathematical time, in itself and by its very nature, flows evenly without relation to anything external.
The acquired force is the action exerted on a body to change its state of rest or uniformly straight motion.
Atheism is so foolish. When I look at the solar system, I see the earth at the correct distance from the sun to receive adequate amounts of heat and light. This did not happen by chance.