Quotes & Facts
Did you know?
Sir Isaac Newton invented calculus.
He was born to a poor family in Woolsthorpe, England in the 17th century
If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants, – Isaac Newton
He has been one of the most influential scientists of all time.
If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought. – Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton attended Trinity College in Cambridge, England only after it became apparent that he would never be a successful farmer.
Newton was an alchemist, which it might be one of his strangest facts, he was a firm believer in alchemy. One of his greatest ambitions was to find the “philosopher’s stone” – the secret to turning common metals into gold.
Nature does nothing in vain, and more is vain when less will serve. – Isaac Newton
Random Isaac Newton fact
Isaac Newton’s tooth holds the Guinness World Record for the most expensive (valuable) tooth in the world.
One of his teeth was sold in 1816 at auction for approximate $3,600. In today’s terms that’s about $35,000, which prompted him the Guinness world record.