• If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
  • I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
  • Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Genius is patience.
  • To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.
  • What goes up must come down.
  • A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
  • Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
  • To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
  • We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
  • The more time and devotion one spends in the worship of false gods, the less he is able to spend in that of the True One.
  • As a blind man has no idea of colors, so have we no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.
  • If others would think as hard as I did, then they would get similar results.
  • Truth is the offspring of silence and meditation. I keep the subject constantly before me and wait ’til the first dawning opens slowly, by little and little, into a full and clear light.
  • If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
  • Christ comes as a thief in the night, & it is not for us to know the times & seasons which God hath put into his own breast.
  • To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science.
  • 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.
  • We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
  • If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.
  • A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.
  • Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
  • Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.
  • To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.
  • It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded.
  • I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
  • I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
  • We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances.
  • An object in motion tends to remain in motion along a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force.
  • What goes up must come down.
  • In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God’s existence.
  • My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success.
  • The Ignis Fatuus is a vapor shining without heat.
  • There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible that in any profane history.
  • Plato is my friend; Aristotle is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth.
  • Genius is patience.
  • Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
  • To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. ‘Tis much better to do a little with certainty & leave the rest for others that come after you.
  • Absolute space, in its own nature, without regard to anything external, remains always similar and immovable. Relative space is some movable dimension or measure of the absolute spaces, which our senses determine by its position to bodies, and which is vulgarly taken for immovable space.
  • Are not rays of light very small bodies emitted from shining substances