Top 10 Galileo Galilei Quotes about life and wisdom


In 1633, the government put Galileo Galilei on house arrest until his death in 1642, for writing about the planets circles around the sun but today his research’s and inventions help shape the world we live.


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“You cannot teach a person something he does not already know. You can only bring what he does know to his awareness.”


“I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.”


“Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.”


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


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


“Where the senses fail us, reason must step in.”


“The Universe is a grand book which cannot be read until one first learns to comprehend the language and become familiar with the characters in which it is composed. It is written in the language of mathematics.”


“You can’t teach anybody anything, only make them realize the answers are already inside them.”


“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.”


“What has philosophy got to do with measuring anything? It’s the mathematicians you have to trust, and they measure the skies like we measure a field.”



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