Johannes Kepler

1571 - 1630

A Quote by Johannes Kepler on earth and philosophy

I demonstrate by means of philosophy that the earth is round, and is inhabited on all sides; that it is insignificantly small, and is borne through the stars.

Johannes Kepler (1571 - 1630)

Source: Astronomis Nova de Motibus . . .

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A Quote by Johannes Kepler

Where there is matter, there is geometry. (Ubi materia, ibi geometria.)

Johannes Kepler (1571 - 1630)

Source: J. Koenderink Solid Shape, Cambridge Mass.: MIT Press, 1990

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A Quote by Johannes Kepler on ignorance, life, motherhood, and science

So long as the mother, Ignorance, lives, it is not safe for Science the offspring, to divulge the hidden causes of things.

Johannes Kepler (1571 - 1630)

Source: Somnium, 1634

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A Quote by Johannes Kepler on astrology, mind, and time

A mind is accustomed to mathematical deduction, when confronted with the faulty foundations of astrology, resists a long, long time, like an obstinate mule, until compelled by beating and curses to put its foot into that dirty puddle.

Johannes Kepler (1571 - 1630)

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill Inc., 1992.

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A Quote by Johannes Kepler on aim, god, harmony, language, mathematics, order, and world

The chief aim of all investigations of the external world should be to discover the rational order and harmony which has been imposed on it by God and which He revealed to us in the language of mathematics.

Johannes Kepler (1571 - 1630)

Source: Astronomis Nova de Motibus . . .

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