Top 100 Galileo'a Quotes

#1. Morons often like to claim that their truth has been suppressed: that they are like Galileo, a noble outsider fighting the rigid and political domain of the scientific literature, which resists every challenge to orthodoxy.

Ben Goldacre

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#2. In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

Galileo Galilei

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#3. Gradually the conviction gained recognition that all knowledge about things is exclusively a working-over of the raw material furnished by the senses ... Galileo and Hume first upheld this principle with full clarity and decisiveness.

Albert Einstein

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#4. Harvey , Galileo , Copernicus do not seem occult to us, but they did so to their contemporaries, hierophants of the mysteries of Natural Law, revealers of the secrets of a New Order of the Ages. After all, the movement eventually came to be called the Age of Enlightenment.

Kenneth Rexroth

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#5. History of science is a relay race, my painter friend. Copernicus took over his flag from Aristarchus, from Cicero, from Plutarch; and Galileo took that flag over from Copernicus.

Mehmet Murat Ildan

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#6. A conflict arises when a religious community insists on the absolute truthfulness of all statements recorded in the Bible. This means an intervention on the part of religion into the sphere of science; this is where the struggle of the Church against doctrines of Galileo and Darwin belongs.

Albert Einstein

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#7. To me, a great ineptitude exists on the part of those who would have it that God made the universe more in proportion to the small capacity of their reason than to His immense, His infinite, power.

Galileo Galilei

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#8. Scripture is a book about going to Heaven. It's not a book about how the heavens go.

Galileo Galilei

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#9. I sometimes think about the tower at Pisa as the first particle accelerator, a (nearly) vertical linear accelerator that Galileo used in his studies.

Leon M. Lederman

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#10. The way in which the persecution of Galileo has been remembered is a tribute to the quiet commencement of the most intimate change in outlook which the human race had yet encountered. Since a babe was born in a manger, it may be doubted whether so great a thing has happened with so little stir

Alfred North Whitehead

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#11. A modern university dean might feel that this danger was a just punishment for Galileo's evasion of teaching duties. But

Steven Weinberg

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#12. After Galileo, Einstein and even Freud, we try to hang onto a pathetic sort of significance on this planet and in this universe, that we are in some way more special than anything else. Our supreme arrogance that in some way the world was created for us has neither scientific nor spiritual reality.

David Brandon

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#13. It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved.

Galileo Galilei

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#14. If I had a time machine, I'd visit Marilyn Monroe in her prime or drop in on Galileo as he turned his telescope to the heavens.

Stephen Hawking

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#15. You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.

Galileo Galilei

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#16. Over three hundred years ago Galileo said: You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself.

Dale Carnegie

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#17. To apply oneself to great inventions, starting from the smallest beginnings, is no task for ordinary minds; to divine that wonderful arts lie hid behind trivial and childish things is a conception for superhuman talents.

Galileo Galilei

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#18. Man is a 'jar of mistakes', dear Giulia; as we have made a mistake, we are human; this proves it!

Mehmet Murat Ildan

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#19. I know it too well, my friend. Fresh water does not come out of a bitter spring; you don't expect to get rose perfume coming out of a rubbish heap, neither scorpions to kiss people!

Mehmet Murat Ildan

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#20. 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

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#21. Among the great men who have philosophized about [the action of the tides], the one who surprised me most is Kepler. He was a person of independent genius, [but he] became interested in the action of the moon on the water, and in other occult phenomena, and similar childishness.

Galileo Galilei

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#22. Galileo had already made a significant beginning toward a knowledge of the law of motion. He discovered the law of inertia and the law of bodies falling freely in the gravitational field of the earth.

Albert Einstein

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#23. Nothing can be taught to a man, only it's possibly to help him to discover it inside.

Galileo Galilei

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#24. Let that vile sand which you trample under foot be cast into the furnace, let it melt and seethe there, it will become a splendid crystal, and it is thanks to it that Galileo and Newton will discover stars.

Victor Hugo

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#25. in the ballroom of the Metropol Hotel on the twenty-first of June 1926, was the heretic, Galileo of Galilei, vindicated by a ping, a splat, a smash, a thunk, a thump, and a thud. Of

Amor Towles

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#26. I had no desire to share the fate of Galileo, with whom I feel a strong sense of identity, partly because of the coincidence of having been born exactly 300 years after his death!

Stephen Hawking

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#27. Socially, a journalist ranks somewhere between the madam of a whorehouse and a bartender. but spiritually he ranks with Galileo, for he knows the world is round.

Ben Hecht

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#28. The surface of the Moon is not smooth, uniform, and precisely spherical as a great number of philosophers believe it to be, but is uneven, rough, and full of cavities and prominences, being not unlike the face of the Earth, relieved by chains of mountains and deep valleys.

Galileo Galilei

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#29. If absurdities could be eaten like pigs, you could immediately set up an absurdity farm and get much richer than a king!

Mehmet Murat Ildan

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#30. Galileo was challenged because he declared a theory to be a fact and argued with the Church about the genuine meaning of the Bible.

Michael Coren

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#31. I abjure with a sincere heart and unfeigned faith, I curse and detest the said errors and heresies, and generally all and every error and sect contrary to the Holy Catholic Church.

Galileo Galilei

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#32. My dear Kepler, what would you say of the learned here, who, replete with the pertinacity of the asp, have steadfastly refused to cast a glance through the telescope? What shall we make of this? Shall we laugh, or shall we cry?

Galileo Galilei

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#33. We had need to borrow that fantastic glass,invented by Galileo the Florentine
To view another spacious world in the moon
and look to find a constant woman there

John Webster

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#34. Steve Jobs was Galileo in a past life. Discovery was instinctual for him.

Sylvia Browne

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#35. Galileo was no idiot. Only an idiot could believe that science requires martyrdom - that may be necessary in religion, but in time a scientific result will establish itself.

David Hilbert

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#36. I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.

Galileo Galilei

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#37. I'm Galileo in prison. I'm a supercomputer in a junkyard. I'm being wasted, Irene. This town is killing me by inches, turning my mind to mush.

Eva Morgan

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#38. But, because my private lectures and domestic pupils are a great hinderance and intteruption of my studies, I wish to live entirely exempt from the former, and in great measure from the latter ... in short, I should wish to gain my bread from my writings.

Galileo Galilei

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#39. Just because you have a group of scientists who stood up and said here is the fact. Galileo got outvoted for a spell.

Rick Perry

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#40. Scratch the surface of knowledge and mystery bubbles up like a spring. And occasionally, at certain disquieting moments in history (Aristarchus, Galileo, Plank, Einstein), a tempest of mystery comes rolling in from the sea and overwhelms our efforts.

Chet Raymo

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#41. I do not know what to say in a case so surprising, so unlooked for and so novel.

Galileo Galilei

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#42. There must be a marsh in the brains of these men or there would not be so many frogs of wrong ideas gathered in their heads.

Mehmet Murat Ildan

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#43. The worst that happened to men of science was that Galileo suffered an honorable detention and a mild reproof, before dying peacefully in his bed.

Alfred North Whitehead

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

Galileo Galilei

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#45. And because people loved conspiracy theories even back then, suddenly everyone became a member of the Illuminati: Galileo, the Babylonian goddess Lilith, Lucifer, and eventually even the Jesuits themselves.

Ferdinand Von Schirach

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#46. Just because Galileo was a heretic doesn't make every heretic a Galileo.

Jay Griffiths

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#47. If you could see the earth illuminated when you were in a place as dark as night, it would look to you more splendid than the moon.

Galileo Galilei

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#48. A fortune-teller means a braggart anyway. Don't you know that a donkey can't do but braying, a wolf can't do but howling, a horse can't do but neighing, and a fortune-teller can't do but telling lies?

Mehmet Murat Ildan

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#49. In the future, there will be opened a gateway and a road to a large and excellent science into which minds more piercing than mine shall penetrate to recesses still deeper.

Galileo Galilei

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#50. What has philosophy got to do with measuring anything? It's the mathematicians you have to trust, and they measure the skies like we measure a field.

Galileo Galilei

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#51. Surely it is a great thing to increase the numerous host of fixed stars previously visible to the unaided vision, adding countless more which have never before been seen, exposing these plainly to the eye in numbers ten times exceeding the old and familiar stars.

Galileo Galilei

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#52. I was born on January 8, 1942, exactly three hundred years after the death of Galileo. I estimate, however, that about two hundred thousand other babies were also born that day. I don't know whether any of them was later interested in astronomy.

Stephen Hawking

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#53. The Church has opposed every innovation and discovery from the day of Galileo down to our own time, when the use of anesthetics in childbirth was regarded as a sin because it avoided the biblical curse pronounced against Eve.

Mark Twain

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#54. In arguing that machines think, we are in the same fix as Darwin when he argued that man shares common ancestors with monkeys, or Galileo when he argued that the Earth spins on its axis.

Herbert A. Simon

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#55. Truth lies in a small compass! The Aristotelians say, all truth is contained in Aristotle, in one place or another. Galileo makes Simplicius say so, but shows the absurdity of that speech by answering all truth is contained in a lesser compass, namely, in the alphabet.

Johann Georg Ritter Von Zimmermann

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#56. Nature ... does not act by means of many things when it can do so by means of a few.

Galileo Galilei

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#57. It is better to go near the truth and be imprisoned than to stay with the wrong and roam about freely, master Galilei. In fact, getting attached to falsity is terrible slavery, and real freedom is only next to the right.

Mehmet Murat Ildan

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#58. A men whose every word is nothing but the truth is not a human being but a god! Gods do not die, whereas Aristotle is lying in a grave now.

Mehmet Murat Ildan

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#59. It used to be, it is accepted scientific wisdom the Earth is flat, and this heretic named Galileo was branded a denier.

Ted Cruz

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#60. The deeper I go in considering the vanities of popular reasoning, the lighter and more foolish I find them. What greater stupidity can be imagined than that of calling jewels, silver, and gold "precious," and earth and soil "base"?

Galileo Galilei

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#61. We owe a huge debt to Galileo for emancipating us all from the stupid belief in an Earth-centered or man-centered (let alone God-centered) system. He quite literally taught us our place and allowed us to go on to make extraordinary advances in knowledge.

Christopher Hitchens

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#62. Can that which is the greatest virtue in philosophy, doubt (called by Galileo the father of invention), be in religion what the priests term it, the greatest of sins?

Christian Nestell Bovee

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#63. We are surrounded by the dry thorns of the Inquisition on all four sides; throwing around words burning like fire is the shortest way to one's grave!

Mehmet Murat Ildan

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#64. Who would dare assert that we know all there is to be known?

Galileo Galilei

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#65. truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.' " "More Oscar Wilde?" "Galileo, the father of modern astronomy. Another

Kami Garcia

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#66. I give infinite thanks to God, who has been pleased to make me the first observer of marvelous things.

Galileo Galilei

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#67. 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

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#68. 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

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#69. I am certainly interested in a tribunal in which, for having used my reason, I was deemed little less than a heretic. Who knows but men will reduce me from the profession of a philosopher to that of historian of the Inquisition!

Galileo Galilei

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#70. The mind God is looking for in man is a doubting, questioning mind, not a dogmatic mind; dogmatic reasoning is wrong reasoning. Dogmatic reason ties a huge rock to a man's foot and stops him forever from advancing.

Mehmet Murat Ildan

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#71. A Galileo could no more be elected president of the United States than he could be elected Pope of Rome. Both high posts are reserved for men favored by God with an extraordinary genius for swathing the bitter facts of life in bandages of self-illusion.

H.L. Mencken

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#72. Being infinitely amazed, so do I give thanks to God, Who has been pleased to make me the first observer of marvelous things, unrevealed to bygone ages.

Galileo Galilei

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#73. It is astonishing to realize that until Galileo performed his experiments on the acceleration of gravity in the early seventeenth century, nobody questioned Aristotle's falling balls. Nobody said, Show Me!

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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#74. It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon.

Galileo Galilei

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#75. Existence is perpetual motion. Galileo wondered about it, Da Vinci.

Frederick Lenz

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#76. You and Galileo," I said.
"Didn't he throw his balls off the leaning tower?" Quirk Said.

Robert B. Parker

Galileo'a Quotes #2437
#77. Well, since paradoxes are at hand, let us see how it might be demonstrated that in a finite continuous extension it is not impossible for infinitely many voids to be found.

Galileo Galilei

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#78. Personally, I always compare myself to Galileo because everyone knows he's fantastic, but he has no spoons at all because he's dead. So technically I'm better than Galileo because all I've done is take a shower and already I've accomplished more than him today.

Jenny Lawson

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#79. Accelerometrics is a cool new discipline. Newton and Galileo would love it.

Philippe Kahn

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#80. ...unmystical, hard-headed, argumentative, and possessed of a powerful personality that did not take easily to being contradicted. [Galileo]

Allan Chapman

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#81. A man does not attain the status of Galileo merely because he is persecuted; he must also be right.

Stephen Jay Gould

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#82. 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.

Galileo Galilei

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#83. The doctrine that the earth is neither the center of the universe nor immovable, but moves even with a daily rotation, is absurd, and both philosophically and theologically false, and at the least an error of faith.

Galileo Galilei

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#84. Physics has never been a comfortable subject for human psychology. The desire to regard everything outside the human race's purview as insignificant, and everything within that purview as firmly under the control of tribal myth and custom, is as strong today as it was in the time of Galileo.

Celia Green

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#85. Nature ... is inexorable and immutable; she never transgresses the laws imposed upon her, nor cares a whit whether her abstruse reasons and methods of operations are understandable to men.

Galileo Galilei

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#86. To go to the wine house and not to get drunk is as difficult as to dive into a pool and not get wet!

Mehmet Murat Ildan

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#87. Showing a greater fondness for their own opinions than for truth, they sought to deny and disprove the new things which, if they had cared to look for themselves, their own senses would have demonstrated to them.

Galileo Galilei

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#88. When the moon is ninety degrees away from the sun it sees but half the earth illuminated (the western half). For the other (the eastern half) is enveloped in night. Hence the moon itself is illuminated less brightly from the earth, and as a result its secondary light appears fainter to us.

Galileo Galilei

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#89. Galileo wrote that 'the book of nature is written in the language of mathematics; without its help it is impossible to comprehend a single word of it.

Steven Pinker

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#90. You cannot teach a person something he does not already know, you can only bring what he does know to his awareness.

Galileo Galilei

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#91. Measure what can be measured, and make measurable what cannot be measured.

Galileo Galilei

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#92. The average newspaper boy in Pittsburgh knows more about the universe than did Galileo, Aristotle, Leonardo, or any of those other guys who were so smart they only needed one name.

Daniel M. Gilbert

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#93. The Egyptians saw the sun and called him Ra, the Sun God. He rode across the sky in his chariot until it was time to sleep. Copernicus and Galileo proved otherwise, and poor Ra lost his divinity.

Ashwin Sanghi

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#94. Morality and freedom are as certainly the only bases of the happiness and dignity of the human race as the system of Galileo is the true theory of the celestial motions.

Germaine De Stael

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#95. Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler did not solve an old problem, they asked a new question, and in doing so they changed the whole basis on which the old questions had been framed.

Ken Robinson

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#96. 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

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#97. (T)he increase of known truths stimulates the investigation, establishment, and growth of the arts.

Galileo Galilei

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#98. Mathematics is the key and door to the sciences.

Galileo Galilei

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#99. For my part I consider the earth very noble and admirable precisely because of the diverse alterations, changes, generations, etc. that occur in it incessantly.

Galileo Galilei

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#100. I feel like Galileo going before the Inquisition to explain that the Sun doesn't revolve around the Earth. I hope I have more success.

Ken Livingstone

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