„Religion is partly fundamental & immutable partly circumstantial & mutable.“

—  Isaac Newton, Context: Religion is partly fundamental & immutable partly circumstantial & mutable. The first was the Religion of Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham Moses Christ & all the saints & consists of two parts our duty towards God & our duty towards man or piety & righteousness, piety which I will here call Godliness & Humanity.
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philosophe, mathématicien, physicien, alchimiste, astronome… 1643 - 1727
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