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Nicolaus Copernicus

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Biography - Nicolaus Copernicus:

Born: 1473 - Died: 1543
Period:
16th century
15th century
Place of birth: Poland
Poland

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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.
Nicolaus Copernicus




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Love truth, but pardon error.”
Voltaire
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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.”
Francis Bacon
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Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.”
André Gide
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The language of truth is simple.”
Seneca - Epistulae morales ad Lucilium
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Conformity of the intellect to the things.”
Thomas Aquinas
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Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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The first thing for us to realize is that the universe is spherical. This is so either because, of all forms, the sphere is the most perfect, requiring no joins, and being an integrated whole; or because it is the most capacious of all forms, and so best fitted to enclose and preserve all things.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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