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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, February 11, 2013 – Isaac Newton

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, February 11, 2013 – Isaac Newton


“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.”

And

‘Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.”

And

“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.”

And

“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.”

And

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

And

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”

And

“It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded.”

And

“To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.”

And

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

And

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.”

And

“Plato is my friend — Aristotle is my friend — but my greatest friend is truth.”

And

“I have studied these things — you have not.”

And

“It is the perfection of God’s works that they are all done with the greatest simplicity. He is the God of order and not of confusion.”

And

“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.”

And

“Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it.”

And

“Idolatry is a more dangerous crime because it is apt by the authority of Kings & under very specious pretenses to insinuate it self into mankind. Kings being apt to enjoyn the honour of their dead ancestors: & it seeming very plausible to honour the souls of Heroes & Saints & to believe that they can heare us & help us & are mediators between God & man & reside & act principally in the temples & statues dedicated to their honour & memory? And yet this being against the principal part of religion is in scripture condemned & detested above all other crimes. The sin consists first in omitting the service of the true God.”

And

“The other part of the true religion is our duty to man. We must love our neighbour as our selves, we must be charitable to all men for charity is the greatest of graces, greater then even faith or hope & covers a multitude of sins. We must be righteous & do to all men as we would they should do to us.”

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