Galileo Galilei Quotes

They know that it is human nature to take up causes whereby a man may oppress his neighbor, no matter how unjustly… Hence they have had no trouble in finding men who would preach the damnability and heresy of the new doctrine from the very pulpit.

I abjure with a sincere heart and unfeigned faith, I curse and detest the said errors and heresies, and generally all and every error and sect contrary to the Holy Catholic Church.

I believe that the intention of holy Writ was to persuade men of the truths necessary for salvation, such as neither science nor any other means could render credible, but only the voice of the Holy Spirit. But I do not think it necessary to believe that the same God who gave us our senses, […]

The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go.

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

In this matter, it behooves all those who wish to make such observations to be forewarned. For it is necessary first that they prepare a most accurate glass that shows objects brightly, distinctly, and not veiled by any obscurity; and second that it multiply them at least four hundred times and show them twenty times […]