Famous Science Quotes

“Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the centre of the Universe… if only we face the facts, as they say. “with both eyes open”

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543). On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres

“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.”

– Archimedes (c.287-212 BCE)

“Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the centre of the Universe… if only we face the facts, as they say. “with both eyes open”

– Nicolaus Copernicus 1473-1543. On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres

“Nature uses as little as possible of anything.”

– Johannes Kepler 1571-1630. Harmoices Mundi, 1619

“[The heart] is the household divinity which, discharging its function, nourishes, cherishes, quickens the whole body, and is indeed the foundation of life, the source of all action’

– William Harvey 1578-1657. Exercitatio, Anatomica, 1628 (Harvey was an English physician, who was first man to describe how blood was pumped around the body by the hear.

“The great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me”

– Sir Isaac Newton, 1642-1727. Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton, Sir David Brewster, 1855.