Sunday, January 16, 2011

Galileo Galilei Quotes

Quotes from Galileo Galilei:

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. -- Galileo Galilei

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself. -- Galileo Galilei

By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox. -- Galileo Galilei

Mathematics is the language in which God has written the universe. -- Galileo Galilei

Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty. -- Galileo Galilei

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. -- Galileo Galilei

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. -- Galileo Galilei

The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go. -- Galileo Galilei

The Milky Way is nothing else but a mass of innumerable stars planted together in clusters. -- Galileo Galilei

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. -- Galileo Galilei

We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves. -- Galileo Galilei

We must say that there are as many squares as there are numbers. -- Galileo Galilei

I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the Scriptures, but with experiments, and demonstrations. -- Galileo Galilei

If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics. -- Galileo Galilei

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. -- Galileo Galilei

It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved. -- Galileo Galilei

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. -- Galileo Galilei

Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so. -- Galileo Galilei

Long experience has taught me this about the status of mankind with regard to matters requiring thought: the less people know and understand about them, the more positively they attempt to argue concerning them, while on the other hand to know and understand a multitude of things renders men cautious in passing judgement upon anything new. -- Galileo Galilei

Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not. -- Galileo Galilei

Where the senses fail us, reason must step in. -- Galileo Galilei