56 Total Quotes

Galileo Galilei Quotes

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

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
#Belief #Scottish Poet

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

Galileo Galilei
It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved.
Galileo Galilei
#Italian Scientist #Heresy

Galileo Galilei
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
Galileo Galilei
#Eyes

Galileo Galilei
To command the professors of astronomy to confute their own observations is to enjoin an impossibility, for it is to command them not to see what they do see, and not to understand what they do understand, and to find what they do not discover.
Galileo Galilei
#Astronomy

Galileo Galilei
They know that it is human nature to take up causes whereby a man may oppress his neighbor, no matter how unjustly... Hence they have had no trouble in finding men who would preach the damnability and heresy of the new doctrine from the very pulpit..
Galileo Galilei
#Causes

Galileo Galilei
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.
Galileo Galilei
#Italian Scientist

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

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

Galileo Galilei
Spots are on the surface of the solar body where they are produced and also dissolved, some in shorter and others in longer periods. They are carried around the Sun; an important occurrence in itself.
Galileo Galilei
#Body

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
#Facts #Italian Scientist

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
#Italian Scientist

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

Galileo Galilei
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself.
Galileo Galilei
#Men #Italian Scientist

Galileo Galilei
Doubt is the father of invention.
Galileo Galilei
#American Journalist #Doubt

Galileo Galilei
Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.
Galileo Galilei
#Italian Scientist

Galileo Galilei
Where the senses fail us, reason must step in.
Galileo Galilei
#Italian Scientist

Galileo Galilei
The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go
Galileo Galilei
#Bible #Heaven

Galileo Galilei
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.
Galileo Galilei
#Understanding

Galileo Galilei
And who can doubt that it will lead to the worst disorders when minds created free by God are compelled to submit slavishly to an outside will? When we are told to deny our senses and subject them to the whim of others? When people devoid of whatsoever competence are made judgesover experts and are granted authority to treat them as they please?These are the novelties which are apt to bring about the ruin ofcommonwealths and the subversion of the state.
Galileo Galilei
#Religion

Galileo Galilei
By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox.
Galileo Galilei
#Principles #Italian Scientist