Galileo Galilei citátov
Dátum narodenia: 15. február 1564
Dátum úmrtia: 8. január 1642
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Citáty Galileo Galilei
„This bounded terminal speed will be called the maximum that such a heavy body can naturally attain through the air“
— Galileo Galilei
Context: The speed of the ball—thanks to opposition from the air—will not go on increasing forever. Rather, what will happen is seen in bodies of very little weight falling through no great distance; I mean, a reduction to equable motion, which will occur also in a lead or iron ball after the descent of some thousands of braccia. This bounded terminal speed will be called the maximum that such a heavy body can naturally attain through the air... Salviati, Day Four, 278-279 Stillman Drake translation (1974)
„Beside themselves with passion, some of them would not be backward even about scheming to suppress and silence their adversaries.“
— Galileo Galilei
Context: In the long run my observations have convinced me that some men, reasoning preposterously, first establish some conclusion in their minds which, either because of its being their own or because of their having received it from some person who has their entire confidence, impresses them so deeply that one finds it impossible ever to get it out of their heads. Such arguments in support of their fixed idea as they hit upon themselves or hear set forth by others, no matter how simple and stupid these may be, gain their instant acceptance and applause. On the other hand whatever is brought forward against it, however ingenious and conclusive, they receive with disdain or with hot rage — if indeed it does not make them ill. Beside themselves with passion, some of them would not be backward even about scheming to suppress and silence their adversaries. p. 322