Galileo Galilei Quotes


To command their professors of astronomy to refute their own observations is to command them not to see what they do see and not to understand what they do understand. Galileo Galilei

Vision, I say, is related to light itself. But of this sensation and the things pertaining to it, I pretend to understand but little; and since even a long time would not suffice to explain that trifle, or even to hint at an explanation, I pass over this in silence. Galileo Galilei

I do not think it is necessary to believe that the same God who has given us our senses, reason, and intelligence wished us to abandon their use, giving us by some other means the information that we could gain through them. Galileo Galilei

See now the power of truth. Galileo Galilei

Nonetheless, it moves. Galileo Galilei

Light held together by moisture. Galileo Galilei

And yet it moves. Galileo Galilei

Two truths cannot contradict one another. Galileo Galilei

God is known by nature in his works, and by doctrine in his revealed word. Galileo Galilei

Nothing occurs contrary to nature except the impossible, and that never occurs. Galileo Galilei

The intention of the Holy Ghost is to teach us how one goes to heaven, not how heaven goes. Galileo Galilei

Measure what can be measured, and make measureable what cannot be measured. Galileo Galilei

Nature is written in mathematical language. Galileo Galilei

Knowing thyself, that is the greatest wisdom. Galileo Galilei

The greatest wisdom is to get to know oneself. Galileo Galilei

Who would dare assert that we know all there is to be known? Galileo Galilei

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

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

E pur si muove. "Albeit It does move". (That's what Galileo purportedly muttered after torturers forced him to recant his theory that the earth orbits the sun.) Galileo Galilei

I, Galileo, son of the late Vicenzo Galilei, swear that I never said that the prime numbers are useless. What I said was that you cannot count lunar craters by counting 2, 3, 5, 7 ... Galileo Galilei



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