Quotations of Wisdom

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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. [Q932]

Galileo Galilei

If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics. [Q936]

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. [Q933]

Galileo Galilei

It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved. [Q945]

Galileo Galilei

The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go. [Q941]

Galileo Galilei

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. [Q934]

Galileo Galilei

I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the Scriptures, but with experiments, and demonstrations. [Q935]

Galileo Galilei

Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so. [Q450]

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. [Q939]

Galileo Galilei

We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves. [Q943]

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. [Q942]

Galileo Galilei

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. [Q938]

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. [Q940]

Galileo Galilei

Where the senses fail us, reason must step in. [Q944]

Galileo Galilei

By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox. [Q931]

Galileo Galilei

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. [Q930]

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