Isaac Newton was a physicist and mathematician known as one of the most influential scientists by developing the three fundamental principles of motion and the law of universal gravitation. He created the first functional reflecting telescope, and his work aided Enlightenment thinkers in their opposition to Church dogma.
He was born three months after his father, a farmer named Isaac, died. He had two stepsisters named Mary and Hannah, as well as a stepbrother named Benjamin.
Quotes by Isaac Newton
An object in motion tends to remain in motion along a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force.— Isaac Newton
The description of right lines and circles, upon which geometry is founded, belongs to mechanics. Geometry does not teach us to draw these lines, but requires them to be drawn.— Isaac Newton
To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.— Isaac Newton
Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.— Isaac Newton
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.— Isaac Newton