15 Nicolaus Copernicus quotes (that will get your brain working)

Nicolaus Copernicus was born in 1473 in Torun, Poland. He was an astronomer who proposed that the planets orbited around the Sun and not the Earth. 

A Renaissance-era polymath, Copernicus was also an considered an expert mathematician, translator, artist, and physicist. He played a key part in the ideas of Quantum Theory of Money and Gresham’s Law.

Below is a collection of his best quotes. Enjoy.

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To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
Nicolaus Copernicus
Every light has its shadow, and every shadow hath a succeeding morning.
Nicolaus Copernicus
In so many and such important ways, then, do the planets bear witness to the earth's mobility.
Nicolaus Copernicus
For I am not so enamoured of my own opinions that I disregard what others may think of them.
Nicolaus Copernicus
First of all, we must note that the universe is spherical.
Nicolaus Copernicus
Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars.
Nicolaus Copernicus
Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the centre of the universe.
Nicolaus Copernicus
Moreover, since the sun remains stationary, whatever appears as a motion of the sun is really due rather to the motion of the earth.
Nicolaus Copernicus
Nations are not ruined by one act of violence, but gradually and in an almost imperceptible manner by the depreciation of their circulating currency, through its excessive quantity.
Nicolaus Copernicus
I am aware that a philosopher's ideas are not subject to the judgement 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
The massive bulk of the earth does indeed shrink to insignificance in comparison with the size of the heavens.
Nicolaus Copernicus
Those things which I am saying now may be obscure, yet they will be made clearer in their proper place.
Nicolaus Copernicus
Mathematics is written for mathematicians.
Nicolaus Copernicus
For what could be more beautiful than the heavens which contain all beautiful things.
Nicolaus Copernicus
There may be babblers, wholly ignorant of mathematics, who dare to condemn my hypothesis, upon the authority of some part of the Bible twisted to suit their purpose. I value them not, and scorn their unfounded judgement.
Nicolaus Copernicus

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