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Newton, Isaac. 16421727, English mathematician and natural philosopher.

It is the glory of geometry that from so few principles, fetched from without, it is able to accomplish so much.

The description of right lines and circles, upon which geometry is founded, belongs to mechanics. Geometry does not teach us to draw these lines, but requires them to be drawn.

His epitaph: Who, by vigor of mind almost divine, the motions and figures of the planets, the paths of comets, and the tides of the seas first demonstrated.





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