The greatness and the glory of God shine forth marvelously in all His works, and is to be read above all in the open book of the heavens.
By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox.
We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.
To apply oneself to great inventions, starting from the smallest beginnings, is no task for ordinary minds; to divine that wonderful arts lie hid behind trivial and childish things is a conception for superhuman talents.
Philosophy is written in that great book which ever lies before our eyes – I mean the universe – but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols, in which it is written
Man kann einen Menschen nichts lehren. Man kann ihm nur helfen, es in sich selbst zu finden!
The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go.
There are those who reason well, but they are greatly outnumbered by those who reason badly.
I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the Scriptures, but with experiments and demonstrations.
E pur si muove.
(It still moves.)
(What Galileo purportedly muttered after torturers forced him to recant his theory that the earth orbits the sun.)