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 Nicolaus Copernicus - “Yet if anyone believes that the earth rotates, surely he will hold that its motion is natural, not violent.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “We regard it as a certainty that the earth, enclosed between poles, is bounded by a spherical surface.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “The earth also is spherical, since it presses upon its center from every direction.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “So, influenced by these advisors and this hope, I have at length allowed my friends to publish the work, as they had long besought me to do.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “Moreover, there is no difference between the earth's centers of gravity and magnitude.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “Moreover, since the sun remains stationary, whatever appears as a motion of the sun is really due rather to the motion of the earth.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “More stars in the north are seen not to set, while in the south certain stars are no longer seen to rise.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “I shall now recall to mind that the motion of the heavenly bodies is circular, since the motion appropriate to a sphere is rotation in a circle.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “For I am not so enamoured of my own opinions that I disregard what others may think of them.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “Every observed change of place is caused by a motion of either the observed object or the observer or, of course, by an unequal displacement of each.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “Accordingly, since nothing prevents the earth from moving, I suggest that we should now consider also whether several motions suit it, so that it can be regarded as one of the planets. For, it is not the center of all the revolutions.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “Near the sun is the center of the universe.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the center of the Universe.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “First of all, we must note that the universe is spherical.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “Therefore I would not have it unknown to Your Holiness, the the only thing which induced me to look for another way of reckoning the movements of the heavenly bodies was that I knew that mathematicians by no means agree in their investigation thereof.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “In so many and such important ways, then, do the planets bear witness to the earth's mobility.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “I am aware that a philosopher's ideas are not subject to the judgment of ordinary persons, because it is his endeavour to seek the truth in all things, to the extent permitted to human reason by God.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “For a traveler going from any place toward the north, that pole of the daily rotation gradually climbs higher, while the opposite pole drops down an equal amount.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “Therefore, having obtained the opportunity from these sources, I too began to consider the mobility of the earth.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “Pouring forth its seas everywhere, then, the ocean envelops the earth and fills its deeper chasms.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “Those things which I am saying now may be obscure, yet they will be made clearer in their proper place.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “The earth together with its surrounding waters must in fact have such a shape as its shadow reveals, for it eclipses the moon with the arc of a perfect circle.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “Those who know that the consensus of many centuries has sanctioned the conception that the earth remains at rest in the middle of the heavens as its center, would, I reflected, regard it as an insane pronouncement if I made the opposite assertion that the earth moves.”
 Nicolaus Copernicus - “At rest, however, in the middle of everything is the sun.”

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