Galileo Galilei(February 15, 1564 – January 8, 1642), aka the “father of modern science”, was an Italian scientist and polymath. He was best known for proving that the solar system didn’t revolve around the Earth, but rather the sun.
Here are the top ten greatest quotes from Galileo Galilei:
Passion is the genesis of genius.
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.
The laws of nature are written by the hand of God in the language of mathematics.
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
In the sciences, the authority of thousands of opinions is not worth as much as one tiny spark of reason in an individual man.
Measure what can be measured, and make measurable what cannot be measured.
The greatest wisdom is to get to know oneself.
The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go.
And yet it moves.
(That’s what Galileo purportedly muttered after torturers forced him to recant his theory that the earth orbits the sun)
Thank you Galileo!
Interesting Galileo Galilei Facts:
- He never married.
- He invented the thermometer and military/geometric compass.
- He improved the magnification of the telescope by almost 30x.
- He discovered the four moons of Jupiter.
- It is believed he went blind from looking at the sun too long.
What are some of your favorite quotes?