Top 20 Famous Quotes From Galileo Galilei

Italian scientist Galileo Galilei is one of the greatest scientists in the world with a lot of contributions to observational astronomy. The physicist, mathematician and philosopher is also known for his famous inventions like telescopes, a compass and a thermometer.

Following are top 20 famous Galileo Galilei quotes:

“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.”

“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.”

“The difficulties in the study of the infinite arise because we attempt, with our finite minds, to discuss the infinite, assigning to it those properties which we give to the finite and limited; but this…is wrong, for we cannot speak of infinite quantities as being the one greater or less than or equal to another.”

“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.”

“If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.”

“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”

“Where the senses fail us, reason must step in.”

“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.”

“But of all other stupendous inventions, what sublimity of mind must have been his who conceived how to communicate his most secret thoughts to any other person, though very far distant either in time or place? And with no greater difficulty than the various arrangement of two dozen little signs upon paper? Let this be the seal of all the admirable inventions of man.”

“I’ve loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”

“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.”

“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 judgment upon anything new.”

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

“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself.”

“In the sciences, the authority of thousands of opinions is not worth as much as one tiny spark of reason in an individual man.”

“It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved.”

“I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.”

“Doubt is the father of invention.”

“Philosophy is written in that great book which ever lies before our eyes — I mean the universe — but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols, in which it is written”

“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.”

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