Galileo Galilei was an Italian polymath: astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician, he played a major role in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. He has been called the “father of observational astronomy”, the “father of modern physics”,the “father of scientific method”, and the “father of science”.
We Cannot Teach People Anything; We Can Only Help Them Discover It Within Themselves.
I Think That In The Discussion Of Natural Problems We Ought To Begin Not With The Scriptures, But With Experiments, And Demonstrations.
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.
Measure What Is Measurable, And Make Measurable What Is Not So.
The Milky Way Is Nothing Else But A Mass Of Innumerable Stars Planted Together In Clusters.
If I Were Again Beginning My Studies, I Would Follow The Advice Of Plato And Start With Mathematics.
And Yet It Moves.
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.
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.
All Truths Are Easy To Understand Once They Are Discovered; The Point Is To Discover Them.
We Must Say That There Are As Many Squares As There Are Numbers.
Philosophy Is Written In This Grand Book, The Universe, Which Stands Continually Open To Our Gaze. But The Book Cannot Be Understood Unless One First Learns To Comprehend The Language And Read The Letters In Which It Is Composed.
Nature Is Relentless And Unchangeable, And It Is Indifferent As To Whether Its Hidden Reasons And Actions Are Understandable To Man Or Not.
I Give Infinite Thanks To God, Who Has Been Pleased To Make Me The First Observer Of Marvelous Things.
The Bible Shows The Way To Go To Heaven, Not The Way The Heavens Go.
I Have Never Met A Man So Ignorant That I Couldn't Learn Something From Him.
In Questions Of Science, The Authority Of A Thousand Is Not Worth The Humble Reasoning Of A Single Individual.
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.
Where The Senses Fail Us, Reason Must Step In.
By Denying Scientific Principles, One May Maintain Any Paradox.
It Is Surely Harmful To Souls To Make It A Heresy To Believe What Is Proved.