Facts about Galileo Galilei

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Galileo Galilei was a famous Scientist from Italy, who lived between February 15, 1564 and January 8, 1642.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 19 quotes who is written / told by Galileo, under the main topics: Nature, Religion.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: William Shakespeare, John Tillotson, George Herbert, Thomas Fuller, Blaise Pascal, Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Thomas Wentworth, Claudio Monteverdi, Roger Williams, John Biddle, Samuel de Champlain, John Wilkins, Nicolas Boileau, Roger de Rabutin, William Adams, Angelus Silesius, Orlando Gibbons, Robert Boyle, William Harvey, Kenelm Digby

Famous quotes by Galileo Galilei (19)


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"Where the senses fail us, reason must step in"
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"We must say that there are as many squares as there are numbers"
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"We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves"
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"The Milky Way is nothing else but a mass of innumerable stars planted together in clusters"
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"The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go"
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"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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"Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so"
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"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"
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"It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved"
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"In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual"
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"If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics"
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"I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the Scriptures, but with experiments, and demonstrations"
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"I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him"
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"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"
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"By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox"
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"And yet it moves"
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"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them"
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"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"
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"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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