Galileo Galilei Quotes

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

You can’t teach anybody anything, only make them realize the answers are already inside them.
– Galileo Galilei

Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.
– Galileo Galilei

Scripture is a book about going to Heaven. It’s not a book about how the heavens go.
– Galileo Galilei

It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved.
– 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

The laws of nature are written by the hand of God in the language of mathematics.
– Galileo Galilei

Science proceeds more by what it has learned to ignore than what it takes into account.
– Galileo Galilei

In the long run my observations have convinced me that some men, reasoning preposterously, first establish some conclusion in their minds which, either because of its being their own or because of their having received it from some person who has their entire confidence, impresses them so deeply that one finds it impossible ever to get it out of their heads.
– Galileo Galilei

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

In the sciences, the authority of thousands of opinions is not worth as much as one tiny spark of reason in an individual man.
– Galileo Galilei

Knowing thyself, that is the greatest wisdom.
– Galileo Galilei

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use.
– Galileo Galilei

To understand the Universe, you must understand the language in which it’s written, the language of Mathematics.
– Galileo Galilei

To be humane, we must ever be ready to pronounce that wise, ingenious and modest statement ‘I do not know’.
– Galileo Galilei

Two truths cannot contradict one another.
– Galileo Galilei

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

Nonetheless, it moves.
– Galileo Galilei

Measure what can be measured, and make measurable what cannot be measured.
– Galileo Galilei

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

The greatest wisdom is to get to know oneself.
– Galileo Galilei

Where the senses fail us, reason must step in.
– Galileo Galilei


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