Isaac Newton is believed to BE the greatest scientist who ever lived. He was also a mathematician, physician and philosopher. He had also formulated theories about motion, gravity and calculus among other topics. Newton is said to had been weird, mysterious and interesting. While Newton’s theory of gravitational force is known worldwide, it is said that the apple did not actually fall on his head. Newton himself has said that he was looking out of the window when he saw an apple falling from the tree. Also Read - Stephen Hawking To Get a Private Funeral on March 31, His Ashes to Rest Near Newton

While the world celebrates Newton’s birthday on January 4, he said that he was born on December 25, 1642 as in those days English followed the Julian calendar. On the birthday of the genius, we share with you top 10 quotes of the mastermind, who left an impression on mankind. ALSO READ: 4 things you did not know about Isaac Newton

  1. Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
  2. To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
  3. If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
  4. I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
  5. Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
  6. Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.
  7. 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.
  8. This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.
  9. To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.
  10. If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.
  11. I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.