Galileo Galilei Quotes


23 Galileo Galilei quotes:



"If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics."
"The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do."
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
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"Doubt is the father of invention."
"Philosophy is written in that great book which ever lies before our eyes ... We cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols in which it is written. The book is written in the mathematical language ... without whos"
"Among the great men who have philosophized about [the action of the tides], the one who surprised me most is Kepler. He was a person of independent genius, [but he] became interested in the action of the moon on the water, and in other occult phenome"
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"Infinities and indivisibles transcend our finite understanding, the former on account of their magnitude, the latter because of their smallness; Imagine what they are when combined."
"I wish, my dear Kepler, that we could have a good laugh together at the extraordinary stupidity of the mob. What do you think of the foremost philosophers of this University? In spite of my oft-repeated efforts and invitations, they have refused, wit"
"I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him."
"It vexes me when they would constrain science by the authority of the Scriptures, and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment."
"The Sun, with all the planets revolving around it, and depending on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the Universe to do."
"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."
"In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual."
"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself."
"Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so."
"Where the senses fail us, reason must step in."
"By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox."
"I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the Scriptures, but with experiments, and demonstrations."
"The Milky Way is nothing else but a mass of innumerable stars planted together in clusters."
"Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not."



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