Galileo Galilei was born on 15 February 1564 in Italy. He discovered that the Earth revolves around the sun contrary to the popular belief held at that time. Here are some insightful Galileo quotes with images.


“I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.”
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“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.”
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“You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.”
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“In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.”
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“I entertain no doubts as to the truth of the transfinites, which I have recognized with God’s help.”
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“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”
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“Philosophy [nature] is written in that great book which ever is 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. The book is written in mathematical language, and the symbols are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without whose help it is impossible to comprehend a single word of it; without which one wanders in vain through a dark labyrinth.”
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“Passion is the genesis of genius.”
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“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.”
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“It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon.”
Galileo Galilei, The Starry Messenger, Venice 1610: “From Doubt to Astonishment”

“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.”
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“There are those who reason well, but they are greatly outnumbered by those who reason badly.”
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“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.”
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“Where the senses fail us, reason must step in.”
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“Measure what can be measured, and make measurable what cannot be measured.”
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“My dear Kepler, what would you say of the learned here, who, replete with the pertinacity of the asp, have steadfastly refused to cast a glance through the telescope? What shall we make of this? Shall we laugh, or shall we cry?”
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“With regard to matters requiring thought: the less people know and understand about them, the more positively they attempt to argue concerning them.”
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“It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved.”
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“You cannot teach a person anything, you can only help him find it within himself.”
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“See now the power of truth; the same experiment which at first glance seemed to show one thing, when more carefully examined, assures us of the contrary.”
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“By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox.”
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“Names and attributes must be accommodated to the essence of things, and not the essence to the names, since things come first and names afterwards.”
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“In the sciences, the authority of thousands of opinions is not worth as much as one tiny spark of reason in an individual man.”
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“To apply oneself to great inventions, starting from the smallest beginnings, is no task for ordinary minds; to divine that wonderful arts lie hid behind trivial and childish things is a conception for superhuman talents.”
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“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.”
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“They seemed to forget that the increase of known truths stimulates the investigation, establishment and growth of the arts; not their dimination or destruction.”
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“In time you may discover everything that can be discovered, and still your progress will only be progress away from humanity. The distance between you and them can one day become so great that your joyous cry over some new gain could be answered by an universal shriek of horror.”
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“The sun, with all the planets revolving around it, and depending on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the universe to do.”
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“The fear of infinity is a form of myopia that destroys the possibility of seeing the actual infinite, even though it in its highest form has created and sustains us.”
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“Mathematics is the language in which God has written the universe.”
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“(T)he increase of known truths stimulates the investigation, establishment, and growth of the arts.”
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“Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.”
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“We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.”
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“Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.”
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“To our natural and human reason, I say that these terms ‘large,’ ‘small,’ ‘immense,’ ‘minute,’ etc. are not absolute but relative; the same thing in comparison with various others may be called at one time ‘immense’ and at another ‘imperceptible.”
Galileo Galilei, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems

“The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go.”
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“Who indeed will set bounds to human ingenuity? Who will assert that everything in the universe capable of being perceived is already discovered and known?”
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“I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the Scriptures, but with experiments and demonstrations.”
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“The greatness and the glory of God shine forth marvelously in all His works, and is to be read above all in the open book of the heavens.”
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“In the future, there will be opened a gateway and a road to a large and excellent science into which minds more piercing than mine shall penetrate to recesses still deeper.”
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“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.”
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“Surely it is a great thing to increase the numerous host of fixed stars previously visible to the unaided vision, adding countless more which have never before been seen, exposing these plainly to the eye in numbers ten times exceeding the old and familiar stars.”
Galileo Galilei, Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo

“The sun with all the planets around it, and depending on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the Universe to do.”
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“And, believe me, if I were again beginning my studies, I should follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.”
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“To me, a great ineptitude exists on the part of those who would have it that God made the universe more in proportion to the small capacity of their reason than to His immense, His infinite, power.”
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