Galileo Galilei about mathematics (“Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems”, 1632) - I am quite convinced; and, believe me, if I were again beginning my studies, I should follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics, a science which proceeds very cautiously and admits nothing as established until it has been rigidly demonstrated.
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I am quite convinced; and, believe me, if I were again beginning my studies, I should follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics, a science which proceeds very cautiously and admits nothing as established until it has been rigidly demonstrated.
 Galileo GalileiDialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (1632). copy citation

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Translated by Henry Crew and Alfonso de Salvio
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