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SIR ISAAC NEWTON

   
Prinicipia.

"TO EVERY ACTION THERE IS ALWAYS OPPOSED AN EQUAL REACTION: OR THE MUTUAL ACTIONS OF TWO BODIES UPON EACH OTHER ARE ALWAYS EQUAL, AND DIRECTED TO CONTRARY PARTS."1a

"THAT THERE IS A POWER OF GRAVITY TENDING TO ALL BODIES, PROPORTIONAL TO THE SEVERAL QUANTITIES OF MATTER WHICH THEY CONTAIN."1b

"IN TWO SPHERES MUTUALLY GRAVITATING, EACH TOWARDS THE OTHER, IF THE MATTER IN PLANES ON ALL SIDES ROUND ABOUT AND EQUI-DISTANT FROM THE CENTRES IS SIMILAR, THE WEIGHT OF EITHER SPHERE TOWARDS THE OTHER WILL BE RECIPROCALLY AS THE SQUARE OF THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THEIR CENTRES."1c

"This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. . .
The Being governs all things, not as the soul of the world, but as Lord over all; and on account of his dominion he is wont to be called Lord God παντοκρατωρ, or Universal Ruler, for God is a relative word, and has a respect to servants; and Deity is the dominion of God not over his own body . . . but over servants. The Supreme God is a Being eternal, infinite, absolutely perfect; but a being, however perfect, without dominion, cannot be said to be Lord God . . . "
1d* HEGEL

"We know him [God] only by his most wise and excellent contrivances of things, and final causes; we admire him for his perfections; but we reverence and adore him on account of his dominion: for we adore him as his servants; and a god without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but Fate and Nature."1e


  

Isaac Newton (1643-1727). Principia. Edited, with Commentary, by Stephen Hawking. Stephen Hawking, 2002. Philadelphia, PA: Running Press Book Publishers.
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Opticks.


Sir Isaac Newton. Opticks. Preface by I. Bernard Cohen. Foreword by Albert Einstein. Introduction by Sir Edmund Whittaker. Dover Publications, 1952.
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* Italics in the original.

1 Isaac Newton (1643-1727). Principia. Edited, with Commentary, by Stephen Hawking. Stephen Hawking, 2002. Philadelphia, PA: Running Press Book Publishers. Text of Pincipia, New York: Daniel Adee, 1848.
a The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, at 12.
b Book III, at 321.
c Ibid., at 322.
d Ibid., at 426.
e
 Ibid., at 428.

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