Galileo Galilei Quote
“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use and by some other means to give us knowledge which we can attain by them.”
Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina (1615)
“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”
This quote is a paraphrase of a conversation between two characters in Galileo's book "Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems" (1632): "SALVIATI: Now you see how easy it is to understand. / SAGREGO: So are all truths, once they are discovered."
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsGalileo Galilei
Born: February 15, 1564
Died: January 8, 1642 (aged 77)
Bio: Galileo Galilei, was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations and support for Copernicanism.