Home Daily Quotes Topics Pictures Favorite Authors All Authors Author Types

Popular Topics Love
Life
Funny
Famous
Inspirational


Follow us also on:
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Google+ Follow us on Tumblr Follow us on Pinterest

Link To Us


Author Info:

Type: Scientist
Nationality: Polish
Date of Birth: 02/19/1473


 

Nicolaus Copernicus Quotes > Those who know that the...

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest


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

Related Quotes

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.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Nicolaus Copernicus

Let me remind you of the old maxim: people under suspicion are better moving than at rest, since at rest they may be sitting in the balance without knowing it, being weighed together with their sins.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Franz Kafka

A warrior-hunter knows that his death is waiting, and the very act he is performing now may well be his last battle on earth. He calls it a battle because it is a struggle. Most people move from act to act without any struggle or thought. A warrior-hunter, on the contrary, assesses every act; and since he has intimate knowledge of his death, he proceeds judiciously,as if every act were his last battle. Only a fool would fail to notice advantage a warrior-hunter has over his fellow men. A warrior-hunter gives his last battle its due respect. It's only natural that his last act on earth should be the best of himself. It's pleasurable that way. It dulls the edge of his fright.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Carlos Castaneda

I moved out at 18. I always studied classes and trained a lot, you know. I think nowadays is such a different time because there's so many channels promoting the celebrity aspect of things.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Vince Vaughn

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Henry David Thoreau

Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Paul Dirac

Moreover, there is no difference between the earth's centers of gravity and magnitude.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Nicolaus Copernicus

Only reality interests me now and I know I could spend the rest of my life in copying a chair.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Alberto Giacometti

Truth happens in a state of not knowing, truth happens in innocence. Truth happens where there are no clouds of thoughts moving in your consciousness,when the sky is absolutely clear.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Osho

The spirit of a warrior is not geared to indulging and complaining, nor is it geared to winning or losing. The spirit of a warrior is geared only to struggle, and every struggle is a warrior's last battle on earth. Thus the outcome matters very little to him. In his last battle on earth a warrior lets his spirit flow free and clear. And as he wages his battle, knowing that his intent is impeccable, a warrior laughs and laughs.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Carlos Castaneda

Temples are replicas of the cosmic mountain and hence constitute the pre-eminent link between earth and heaven.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Mircea Eliade

I've got the best deal on Earth. Where else can I sin and know that I'm forgiven for it?
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Armand Assante

HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Princess Diana

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man, at twice its natural size.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Virginia Woolf

You all know how powerful and varied are the effects of which steam engines are capable; with them has really begun the great development of industry which has characterised our century before all others.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Hermann von Helmholtz

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Vincent Van Gogh

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Charles Darwin

I am a soul. I know well that what I shall render up to the grave is not myself. That which is myself will go elsewhere. Earth, thou art not my abyss!
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Victor Hugo

Women love always: when earth slips from them, they take refuge in heaven.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter George Sand

We regard it as a certainty that the earth, enclosed between poles, is bounded by a spherical surface.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Nicolaus Copernicus

When a great change is effected in human affairs it brings on by degrees a corresponding change in human conceptions. After the discovery of the Indies and of America, after the invention of printing and the multiplication of books, after the restoration of classic antiquity and the Reformation of Luther, any conception of the world then formed could no longer remain monastic and mystic.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Hippolyte Taine

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Virginia Woolf

Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Emily Dickinson

I will perform My Heart Will Go On for the rest of my life and it will always remain a very emotional experience for me.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Celine Dion

In theory one is aware that the earth revolves, but in practice one does not perceive it, the ground upon which one treads seems not to move, and one can live undisturbed. So it is with Time in one's life.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Marcel Proust


Popular Authors Buddha
Osho
Kahlil Gibran
Socrates
Albert Einstein


Browse Authors
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z