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It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy ...
by Galileo Galilei

It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved.
- Galileo Galilei

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it,
can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing
else in the universe to do.
- Galileo Galilei

All truths are easy to understand
once they are discovered;
the point is to discover them.
- Galileo Galilei

 

The Milky Way is nothing else but a mass of innumerable
stars planted together in clusters.
- Galileo Galilei

We must say that there are as many squares as there are numbers.
- Galileo Galilei

Facts which at first seem improbable will,
even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has
hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.
- Galileo Galilei

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Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.
- Galileo Galilei

We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them
discover it within themselves.
- Galileo Galilei

Where the senses fail us, reason must step in.
- Galileo Galilei

I think that in the discussion of natural problems
we ought to begin not with the Scriptures,
but with experiments, and demonstrations.
- Galileo Galilei

I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
- Galileo Galilei

Nature is relentless and unchangeable,
and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons
and actions are understandable to man or not.
- Galileo Galilei

By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox.
- Galileo Galilei

If I were again beginning my studies,
I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.
- Galileo Galilei

It vexes me when they would constrain science by the
authority of the Scriptures,
and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment.
- Galileo Galilei

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't
learn something from him.
- Galileo Galilei

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

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand
is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
- Galileo Galilei

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
- The Buddha

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational
act that two people in love can commit.
- Bill Cosby

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate,
exercises a public trust.
- Grover Cleveland

I begin with the principle that all men are bores.
Surely no one will prove himself
so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked,
and we who fail to prevent them, must share the guilt for the dead.
- Omar N. Bradley

Well, surely, I am not in charge of South Africa.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

William Packard surely must be one of the great editors of our time.
- James Dickey

I have long considered it one of God's greatest mercies
that the future is hidden from us.
If it were not, life would surely be unbearable.
- Eugene Forsey

No man surely has so short a memory as the American.
- Rebecca H. Davis

Surely the fact that a uniformed police officer is
wearing his hair below his collar will make him no
less identifiable as a policeman.
- Thurgood Marshall

The evening sings in a voice of amber,
the dawn is surely coming.
- Al Stewart

For so, surely you will cast a light of gladness upon his onward journey,
and contribute your part towards the building of that
kingdom of love which links our earth to heaven.
- Edward Carpenter

The more my work improves or broadens or widens,
the more surely I tame myself.
- Dennis Potter

I didn't want to do anything my mother wanted me to
do so surely I wasn't going to sing for her.
- Linda Lavin

To despise riches, may, indeed, be philosophic,
but to dispense them worthily, must surely be more beneficial to mankind.
- Fanny Burney

The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country
and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Surely it is much more generous to forgive and remember,
than to forgive and forget.
- Maria Edgeworth

If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.
- Thomas Paine

Commercial distress in any great business center will
the more surely create widespread disaster.
- Josiah Strong

Protectionism will do little to create jobs and if foreigners retaliate,
we will surely lose jobs.
- Alan Greenspan

We'll surely stop the work of all western Christian and eastern religions,
and also Islam.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

It is possible to demonstrate God's existence,
although not a priori, yet a posteriori from some work
of His more surely known to us.
- Thomas Aquinas

Surely, God on high has not refused to give us enough
wisdom to find ways to bring us an improvement in relations
between the two great nations on earth.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Surely man was not created to be an idle fellow;
he was not set in this universal orchard to stand still as a tree.
- Thomas Dekker

Aging is an inevitable process.
I surely wouldn't want to grow younger.
The older you become, the more you know;
your bank account of knowledge is much richer.
- William M. Holden

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest
vision of what is before them,
glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding,
go out to meet it.
- Thucydides

It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions.
- Robert Bly

The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the
vehicle of novelists and poets.
- Christopher Morley

Surely, if Mother Nature had been consulted,
she would never have consented to building a city in New Orleans.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

Sometimes, surely, truth is closer to imagination or to intelligence,
to love than to fact? To be accurate is not to be right.
- Shirley Hazzard

One of the darkest evils of our world is surely the
unteachable wildness of the Good.
- H. G. Wells

Slowly but surely, we are acquiring that famous culture of democracy,
which is our objective.
- Paul Biya

A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast
alone with one's husband,
but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it.
- Anne Spencer

Surely there comes a time when counting the cost and
paying the price aren't things to think about any more.
All that matters is value - the ultimate value of what one does.
- James Hilton

Surely, serious problems can't be solved just by talking about them.
- Nigel Short

If we fear the unknown then surely we fear ourselves.
- Bryant H. McGill

Surely the immutable laws of the universe can teach
more impressive and exalted lessons than the holy books
of all the religions on earth.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Surely something resides in this heart that is not perishable -
and life is more than a dream.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Shrines!
Shrines!
Surely you don't believe in the gods.
What's your argument? Where's your proof?
- Aristophanes

That surely must be a concern to anyone who decides
this drug must be given to stop transmissions,
again from mother to child, which is extremely costly
and must be taken into account.
- Thabo Mbeki

Surely our inaction with respect to Syria is a poor
precedent if we're fighting a war on terror.
- Bill Kristol

Beware of your habits.
The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing.
- Holbrook Jackson

In the time we have it is surely our duty to do all
the good we can to all the people we can in all the ways we can.
- William Barclay

Surely the only sound foundation for a civilization
is a sound state of mind.
- E. M. Forster

The terrible thing about terrorism is that ultimately
it destroys those who practice it.
Slowly but surely, as they try to extinguish life in others,
the light within them dies.
- Terry Waite

Surely there is a time to submit to guidance and a
time to take one's own way at all hazards.
- Thomas Huxley

Surely it is time for Jews, worried over the huge growth of Arabs in Israel,
to consider finishing the exchange of populations that began 35 years ago.
- Meir Kahane

Camouflage is a game we all like to play,
but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want
to seem to be as by what we want to conceal.
- Russell Lynes


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