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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.
Nature is very consonant and conformable with herself.

If I have done the public any service, it is due to patient thought.
'Hypotheses non fingo.' I feign no hypotheses.
Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right [straight] line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it.
It is the weight, not numbers, of experiments that is to be regarded.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Opticks," Bk. III
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: 'Principia mathematica', scholium
N: the first law of motion, 'Principia mathematica', A. Motte, transl.
K: The Correspondence of Isaac Newton

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