27 Inspirational Galileo Galilei Quotes

Galileo Galilei was an Italian polymath born on 15 February 1564, Pisa, Italy
Died and died on 8 January 1642.

Following are the Galileo Galilei Quotes with images.

Galileo Galilei Quotes

“If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.” — Galileo Galilei

“I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the Scriptures, but with experiments, and demonstrations.” — Galileo Galilei

“They seemed to forget that the increase of known truths stimulates the investigation, establishment and growth of the arts; not their diminution or destruction.” — Galileo Galilei

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

“We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.” — Galileo Galilei

“Passion is the genesis of genius.” — Galileo Galilei

“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?” — Galileo Galilei

“You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.” — Galileo Galilei

“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.” — Galileo Galilei

“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.” — Galileo Galilei

“With regard to matters requiring thought: the less people know and understand about them, the more positively they attempt to argue concerning them.” — Galileo Galilei

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

“To command the professors of astronomy to confute their own observations is to enjoin an impossibility, for it is to command them to not see what they do see, and not to understand what they do understand, and to find what they do not discover.” — Galileo Galilei

“In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.” — Galileo Galilei

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“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” — Galileo Galilei

“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

“Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.” — Galileo Galilei

“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.” — Galileo Galilei

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

“By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox.” — Galileo Galilei

“It vexes me when they would constrain science by the authority of the Scriptures, and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment.” — Galileo Galilei

“It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon.” — Galileo Galilei

“There are those who reason well, but they are greatly outnumbered by those who reason badly.” — Galileo Galilei

“For in the sciences the authority of thousands of opinions is not worth as much as one tiny spark of reason in an individual man. Besides, the modern observations deprive all former writers of any authority, since if they had seen what we see, they would have judged as we judge.” — Galileo Galilei

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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.” — Galileo Galilei

“Surely, God could have caused birds to fly with their bones made of solid gold, with their veins full of quicksilver, with their flesh heavier than lead, and with their wings exceedingly small. He did not, and that ought to show something. It is only in order to shield your ignorance that you put the Lord at every turn to the refuge of a miracle.” — Galileo Galilei

“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 will of others?” — Galileo Galilei