"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."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Nicolaus Copernicus on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Nicolaus Copernicus on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Nicolaus Copernicus on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Nicolaus Copernicus on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Nicolaus Copernicus on Winston Churchill
"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."
"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."
"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."
"For it is the duty of an astronomer to compose the history of the celestial motions through careful and expert study."
"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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