In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself.
I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.
I do not feel obligated to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reasons, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
Philosophy is written in this grand book - I mean the Universe - which stands continually open to our gaze, but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it
And who can doubt that it will lead to the worst disorders when minds created free by God are compelled to submit slavishly to an outside will? When we are told to deny our senses and subject them to the whim of others? When people devoid of whatsoever competence are made judgesover experts and are granted authority to treat them as they please?These are the novelties which are apt to bring about the ruin ofcommonwealths and the subversion of the state.