Galileo Galilei Quotes

Most popular Galileo Galilei Quotes

Mathematics is the language in which God wrote the universe.

God

It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved.
— Galileo Galilei
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
— Galileo Galilei

attitude

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

teaching

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself.
— 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

science & religion God

Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.

facts

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

nature universe

I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure—that is all that agnosticism means. 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

agnostic