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Giordano Bruno

Giordano Bruno,
1548-1600

"There is a single general space, a single vast immensity which we may freely call Void; in it are innumerable globes like this one on which we live and grow. This space we declare to be infinite, since neither reason, convenience, possibility, sense-perception nor nature assign to it a limit. In it are an infinity of worlds of the same kind as our own."

De l'Infinito Universo et Mondi, 1584

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare,
1564-1616

Caesar: I could well be moved, if I were as you;
If I could pray to move, prayers would move me:
But I am as constant as the Northern Star,
Of whose true-fixed and resting quality
There is no fellow in the firmanent.
The skies are painted with unnumb'red sparks,
They are all fire, and every one doth shine;
But there's but one in all doth hold his place.
So in the world: 'tis furnished well with men,
And men are all flesh and blood, and apprehensive;
Yet in the number I do know but one
That unassailable holds his rank,
Unshaked of motion; and that I am he...

Julius Caesar; Act III, Scene i

Joannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler,
1571-1630

"I measured the heavens, now I measure the shadows;
Skybound was the mind, earthbound the body rests."

Kepler's epitaph

Christiaan Huygens

Christiaan Huygens,
1629-1695

"The world is my country, science is my religion."

Sir William Herschel

Sir William Herschel,
1738-1822

"The undevout astronomer must be mad."

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln,
1809-1865

"I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God."

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky,
1857-1935

"Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot remain in the cradle forever."

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein,
1879-1955

"What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility. This is a genuinely religious feeling."

Harlow Shapley

Harlow Shapley,
1885-1972

"Theories crumble, but good observations never fade."

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