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Galileo Galilei Quotes About God, Stars, Science, Space, Astronomy, Earth, Truth, Funny, Mathematics! Galileo Galilei was an eminent Italian physicist, astronomer, and philosopher. He is often regarded as the “Father of Science” for his contributions to the scientific community. Because of the thoughts and hypotheses he put up during the 17th century, a significant number of innovations and discoveries. On February 15, 1564, Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy.

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He wanted to become a priest while he was older. On the other hand, Galileo’s father urged him to pursue a medical career since it would guarantee a financially stable future. Following his father’s intentions, Galileo studied medicine at the ‘University of Pisa. After he left university, Galileo built a thermoscope, an early thermometer version. His work on hydrostatic balance was included in the book ‘The Little Balance.’

Throughout his life, Galileo was fascinated by the results of Renaissance painters. Patrons of Galileo helped him get a position teaching mathematics at the “University of Padua,” where he remained for 18 years. At the “University of Padua,” Galileo was a professor, where he taught younger pupils the subjects of geometry, mechanics, and astronomy. Using telescopes, he was able to confirm the phases of Venus and the satellites of Jupiter. Combined military compass and satellite navigation system.

He expresses his views on various topics, including philosophy, astronomy, theology, and God and religious texts, in his publications. In 2009, a low-cost, high-quality telescope dubbed Galileo scope was produced in his honor, allowing many people to see what Galileo did. He passed away on January 8, 1642. The legacy of Galileo has endured throughout popular culture. There are countless plays, books, and movies that reflect his life and scientific ideas.

Best Galileo Galilei Quotes

7. “Measure what is measurable and make measurable what is not so.” – Galileo Galilei

8. “Surely, God could have caused birds to fly with their bones made of solid gold, with their veins full of quicksilver, with their flesh heavier than lead, and with their wings exceedingly small. He did not, and that ought to show something. It is only in order to shield your ignorance that you put the Lord at every turn to the refuge of a miracle.” — Galileo Galilei

9. “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

10. “By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox.” — Galileo Galilei

11. “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

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

13. “Science proceeds more by what it has learned to ignore than what it takes into account.” — Galileo Galilei

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

15. “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

16. “The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go.” — Galileo Galilei

17. “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.” — Galileo Galilei

18. “I therefore concluded, and decided unhesitatingly, that there are three stars in the heavens moving about Jupiter, as Venus and Mercury about the Sun; which at length was established as clear as daylight by numerous other observations. Referring to his pioneering telescope observations.” — Galileo Galilei

19. “We see only the simple motion of descent, since that other circular one common to the Earth, the tower, and ourselves remains imperceptible. There remains perceptible to us only that of the stone, which is not shared by us; and, because of this, sense shows it as by a straight line, always parallel to the tower, which is built upright and perpendicular upon the terrestrial surface.” — Galileo Galilei

20. “The number of fixed stars which observers have been able to see without artificial powers of sight up to this day can be counted. It is therefore decidedly a great feat to add to their number, and to set distinctly before the eyes other stars in myriads, which have never been seen before, and which surpass the old, previously known stars in number more than ten times.” — Galileo Galilei

21. “In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.” — Galileo Galilei

22. “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

23. “In my studies of astronomy and philosophy I hold this opinion about the universe, that the Sun remains fixed in the center of the circle of heavenly bodies, without changing its place; and the Earth, turning upon itself, moves around the Sun.” — Galileo Galilei

24. “The Milky Way is nothing else but a mass of innumerable stars planted together in clusters.” — Galileo Galilei

25. “It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon.” — Galileo Galilei

26. “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.” — Galileo Galilei

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

28. “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.” — Galileo Galilei

29. “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

30. “Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not.” — Galileo Galilei

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