Nicolaus Copernicus Quotes

Who is Nicolaus Copernicus?

Polish Renaissance-era mathematician and astronomer who claimed the Earth revolved around the sun. After his death this concept called heliocentrism was supported by Galileo Galilei but the Church didn't like it a bit.

Born February 19, 1473
Died May 24, 1543

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Best Quotes by Nicolaus Copernicus

“For I am not so enamored of my own opinions that I disregard what others may think of them.”

Nicolaus Copernicus

“In the midst of all dwells the sun. For who could set this luminary in another or better place in this most glorious temple, than whence he can at one and the same time brighten the whole.”

Nicolaus Copernicus

“Mathematics is written for mathematicians.”

Nicolaus Copernicus

“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.”

Nicolaus Copernicus

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“Where the senses fail us, reason must step in.”

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