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Isaac Newton
(1642-1727) born on
Dec 25
English mathematician, philosopher. He was first to describe the laws of motion and universal gravitation; also invented the reflecting telescope, 1668.
         
   
F
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

R
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A
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.
N
Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.
K
To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter to Robert Hooke, 5 Feb. 1675/76; In "The Correspondence of Isaac Newton," ed. by H. W. Turnbull and J. F. Scott, 1959-1974.
R: Attributed
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: In "Shorter Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," by John Bartlett, 1937, 1980, 1992.
K: third law of motion, 'Principia mathematica', A. Motte, transl.
   


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