Galileo Galilei

1564 - 1642

A Quote by Galileo Galilei on discovery, people, and self

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself.

Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

Source: The Wisdom of Wolves 2010 Calendar

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A Quote by Galileo Galilei on discovery

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.

Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

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A Quote by Galileo Galilei on senses

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When the senses fail us, reason must step in.

Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

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A Quote by Galileo Galilei on sense, reason, intellect, and god

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended for us to forego their use.

Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

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A Quote by Galileo Galilei on logic, mathematics, god, language, and universe

Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.

Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

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A Quote by Galileo Galilei on god, intellect, reason, and sense

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 (1564 - 1642)

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A Quote by Galileo Galilei on logic, questions, and science

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

Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

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A Quote by Galileo Galilei on circle, familiarity, impossibility, language, logic, math, universe, and words

[The universe] cannot be read until we have learnt the language and become familiar with the characters in which it is written.  It is written in mathematical language, and the letters are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without which means it is humanly impossible to comprehend a single word.

Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

Source: Opere Il Saggiatore p. 171

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A Quote by Galileo Galilei on belief, god, and reason

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 (1564 - 1642)

Source: E. R. Hull, Galileo

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A Quote by Galileo Galilei on discovery and understanding

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.

Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

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