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Words of Galileo Galilei


In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

Measure what is measurable and make measurable what is not so.

Infinities and indivisibles transcend our finite understanding, the former on account of their magnitude, the latter because of their smallness; imagine what they are when combined.

The laws of Nature are written in the language of mathematics ... the symbols are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without whose help it is impossible to comprehend a single word.


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