27 Interesting Facts About Isaac Newton

Last updated on October 25th, 2018

23. Newton declared himself as the man who invented calculus through a report published by the Royal Society. The other man competing for the honor was Leibniz. Both these scientists disputed over the precedence of their work on calculus.

24. On March 31, 1727, (aged 84) [O.S.20 March 1726] Newton died, unmarried, and was buried in Westminster Abbey.

25. The most valuable tooth in the world belongs to Newton. His tooth was sold in 1816 at an auction for approx $3600.

26. Newton estimated that the world would end no earlier than 2060.

27. Newton was also a source of inspiration for Albert Einstein, who is also a remarkable physicist and scientist of our times.

10 quotations by Sir Isaac Newton

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

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

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

4. “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.”

5. “No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.”

6. “Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.”

7. “What goes up must come down.”

8. “Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.”

9. “Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.”

10. “Genius is patience.”

Books by Isaac Newton that were published during his lifetime

  • De analysi per aequationes numero terminorum infinitas (1669, published 1711)
  • Method of Fluxions (1671)
  • Of Natures Obvious Laws & Processes in Vegetation (unpublished, c. 1671–75)[148]
  • De motu corporum in gyrum (1684)
  • Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687)
  • Opticks (1704)
  • Reports as Master of the Mint (1701–25)
  • Arithmetica Universalis (1707)

Books that were published posthumously