# Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton PRS (/ˈnjuːtən/; 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726/27) was an English physicist and mathematician (described in his own day as a "natural philosopher") who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica ("Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy"), first published in 1687, laid the foundations for classical mechanics. Newton made seminal contributions to optics, and he shares credit with Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz for the development of calculus.
Newton's Principia formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation, which dominated scientists' view of the physical universe for the next three centuries. By deriving Kepler's laws of planetary motion from his mathematical description of gravity, and then using the same principles to acco...
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## Isaac Newton Quotes

Isaac Newton #Art

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.

Isaac Newton #Art

Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.

Isaac Newton #Patience

If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.

Isaac Newton #Great #Truth

I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

Isaac Newton #Truth

To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.

Isaac Newton #Science

To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science.