Nikolay Copernicus

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Nikolay Copernicus

Nikolay Copernicus

Although all the good arts serve to draw man's mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure.More Nikolay Copernicus [10/05/2011 01:10:11]
At rest, however, in the middle of everything is the sun.More Nikolay Copernicus [10/05/2011 01:10:16]
Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the center of the Universe.More Nikolay Copernicus [10/05/2011 01:10:21]
First of all, we must note that the universe is spherical.More Nikolay Copernicus [10/05/2011 01:10:28]
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 [10/05/2011 01:10:31]
For I am not so enamoured of my own opinions that I disregard what others may think of them.More Nikolay Copernicus [10/05/2011 01:10:35]
For it is the duty of an astronomer to compose the history of the celestial motions through careful and expert study.More Nikolay Copernicus [10/05/2011 01:10:42]
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 [10/05/2011 01:10:47]
I can easily conceive, most Holy Father, that as soon as some people learn that in this book which I have written concerning the revolutions of the heavenly bodies, I ascribe certain motions to the Earth, they will cry out at once that I and my theory should be rejected.More Nikolay Copernicus [10/05/2011 01:10:52]
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.More Nikolay Copernicus [10/05/2011 01:10:58]
In so many and such important ways, then, do the planets bear witness to the earth's mobility.More Nikolay Copernicus [10/05/2011 01:10:01]
Mathematics is written for mathematicians.More Nikolay Copernicus [10/05/2011 01:10:06]
More stars in the north are seen not to set, while in the south certain stars are no longer seen to rise.More Nikolay Copernicus [10/05/2011 01:10:16]
Near the sun is the center of the universe.More Nikolay Copernicus [10/05/2011 01:10:24]
Not a few other very eminent and scholarly men made the same request, urging that I should no longer through fear refuse to give out my work for the common benefit of students of Mathematics.More Nikolay Copernicus [10/05/2011 01:10:30]
Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars.
Nicolaus CopernicusMore Nikolay Copernicus [10/05/2011 01:10:36]
Pouring forth its seas everywhere, then, the ocean envelops the earth and fills its deeper chasms.More Nikolay Copernicus [10/05/2011 01:10:41]
So far as hypotheses are concerned, let no one expect anything certain from astronomy, which cannot furnish it, lest he accept as the truth ideas conceived for another purpose, and depart from this study a greater fool than when he entered it.More Nikolay Copernicus [10/05/2011 01:10:46]
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 [10/05/2011 01:10:57]
The earth also is spherical, since it presses upon its center from every direction.More Nikolay Copernicus [10/05/2011 01:10:01]
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 [10/05/2011 01:10:06]
The massive bulk of the earth does indeed shrink to insignificance in comparison with the size of the heavens.More Nikolay Copernicus [10/05/2011 01:10:13]
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.More Nikolay Copernicus [10/05/2011 01:10:17]
Therefore, having obtained the opportunity from these sources, I too began to consider the mobility of the earth.More Nikolay Copernicus [10/05/2011 01:10:22]
Therefore, in the course of the work I have followed this plan: I describe in the first book all the positions of the orbits together with the movements which I ascribe to the Earth, in order that this book might contain, as it were, the general scheme of the universe.More Nikolay Copernicus [10/05/2011 01:10:28]

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