Nikolay Copernicus

Nikolay Copernicus

Polish astronomer, founder of the heliocentric system of the world, philosopher, physician
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.More Nikolay Copernicus quotes [10/05/2011 01:10:06]
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.More Nikolay Copernicus quotes [10/05/2011 01:10:47]
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.More Nikolay Copernicus quotes [10/05/2011 01:10:57]
Therefore, when I considered this carefully, the contempt which I had to fear because of the novelty and apparent absurdity of my view, nearly induced me to abandon utterly the work I had begun.More Nikolay Copernicus quotes [10/05/2011 01:10:33]
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.More Nikolay Copernicus quotes [10/05/2011 01:10:31]

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