Top 10 Copernicus Quotes

Nicolaus Copernicus(February 19, 1473 – May 24, 1543) was a Polish astronomer and mathematician who believed in the heliocentric system, in which the sun is at the center of the solar system. 

Here are the top ten greatest quotes:

I.

To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.

reflective photo of clouds

II.

First of all, we must note that the universe is spherical.

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III.

Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the center of the Universe.

sunset

IV.

For what could be more beautiful than the heavens which contain all beautiful things.

photography of rain

V.

Mathematics is written for mathematicians. 

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VI.

The massive bulk of the earth does indeed shrink to insignificance in comparison with the size of the heavens.

Earth, Soil Creep, Moon, Lunar Surface

VII.

For I am so enamored of my own opinions that I disregard what others may think of them.

People, Man, Art, Museum, Paint, Frame

VIII.

In the midst of all dwells the sun.

Starry Sky, Sunset, Viewing, Sky, Nature

IX.

Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars.

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X.

Every light has its shadow, and every shadow hath a succeeding morning.

Sunrise, Space, Outer Space, Globe

Thank you Copernicus!

Interesting Nicolaus Copernicus Facts:

  • He developed the quantity theory of money in which there is a direct relationship with price level of goods and money supply.
  • Gresham’s law is often referred to as Gresham-Copernicus law as he introduced the principle before Gresham.
  • He studied law and medicine.

What are some of your favorite quotes?

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