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For a traveler going from any place toward the north, that pole of the daily rotation gradually climbs higher, while the opposite pole drops down an equal amount.
For it is the duty of an astronomer to compose the history of the celestial motions through careful and expert study.
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.
The massive bulk of the earth does indeed shrink to insignificance in comparison with the size of the heavens.
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.
Mathematics is written for mathematicians.
I am aware that a philosopher's ideas are not subject to the judgment of ordinary persons, because it is his endeavour to seek the truth in all things, to the extent permitted to human reason by God.
Near the sun is the center of the universe.
At rest, however, in the middle of everything is the sun.
The earth together with its surrounding waters must in fact have such a shape as its shadow reveals, for it eclipses the moon with the arc of a perfect circle.
About Nicolaus Copernicus
, 1473; died May 24, 1543.
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