20 Interesting Astronomy Quotes

20 Interesting Astronomy Quotes

Yajnavalkya (9th century BC): “The sun strings these worlds – the earth, the planets, the atmosphere – to himself on a thread.”

Homer (8th century BC): ” The stars never lie, but the astrologers lie about the stars.”

Anaxagoras (500– 428 BC): ” Everything has a natural explanation. The moon is not a god, but a great rock, and the sun a hot rock.”

Sophocles (497- 405 BC): ” Astronomy? Impossible to understand and madness to investigate.”

Aristarchus (310-230 BC ): ” His hypotheses are that the fixed stars and the Sun remain unmoved, and that the Earth revolves about the Sun in the circumference of a circle, the Sun lying in the middle of the orbit.” (Reference by Archimedes).

Quintus Ennius (239-169 BC): ” No one regards what is before his feet; we all gaze at the stars.”

Copernicus (1473-1543): ” In the center of all rests the Sun. For who would place this lamp of a very beautiful temple in another or better place than this from which it can illuminate everything at the same time.”

Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521): ” The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church. ”

Galileo Galilei (1564– 1642): “The Bible tells us how to go to Heaven, not how the heavens go.”

Christian Huygens (1629-1695): ” The world is my country, and science is my religion.”

Isaac Newton, (1642–1727): “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”

20 Interesting Astronomy QuotesRalph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882): ” When it is darkest, men see the stars.”

Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881): ” The great soul that sits on the throne of the universe is not, never was, and never will be, in a hurry.”

Sarah Williams (1837–1868): ” Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”

Franz Cumont (1868-1947): “After a duration of a thousand years, the power of astrology broke down when, with Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo, the progress of astronomy overthrew the false hypothesis upon which the entire structure rested, namely the geocentric system of the universe..Celestial mechanics and spectrum analysis finally robbed them of their mysterious prestige.”

Edwin P. Hubble (1889-1953): ” The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons.”

Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008): “Astronomy, as nothing else can do, teaches men humility.”

Neil Armstrong (1930-2012): ” It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”

Carl Sagan (1934-1996): ” The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.”

Larry Niven (born 1938): ” The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn’t have a space program. And if we become extinct because we don’t have a space program, it’ll serve us right.”