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Giordano Bruno

Giordano Bruno,

"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,

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,

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

Kepler's epitaph

Christiaan Huygens

Christiaan Huygens,

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

Sir William Herschel

Sir William Herschel,

"The undevout astronomer must be mad."

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln,

"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,

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

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein,

"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,

"Theories crumble, but good observations never fade."