Best Quotes by Galileo Galilei (Top 10)

  1. I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
  5. There are those who reason well, but they are greatly outnumbered by those who reason badly.
  6. In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
  7. In the sciences, the authority of thousands of opinions is not worth as much as one tiny spark of reason in an individual man.
  8. Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.
  9. Long experience has taught me this about the status of mankind with regard to matters requiring thought: the less people know and understand about them, the more positively they attempt to argue concerning them, while on the other hand to know and understand a multitude of things renders men cautious in passing judgment upon anything new.
  10. And who can doubt that it will lead to the worst disorders when minds created free by God are compelled to submit slavishly to an outside will? When we are told to deny our senses and subject them to the whim of others? When people devoid of whatsoever competence are made judges over experts and are granted authority to treat them as they please? These are the novelties which are apt to bring about the ruin of commonwealths and the subversion of the state.

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