976 – “For when the sun draws up some vapors here, or warms a plant there, it draws these and warms this as if it had nothing else to do. Even in ripening a bunch of grapes, or perhaps just a single grape, it applies itself so effectively that it could not do more even if the goal of all its affairs were just the ripening of this one grape.”

-Galileo Galilei

Quote Number: 253

Source: Galilei, Galileo. Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems. 1632. Translation by Stilman Drake. 1953.

Source Notes: This quote is often paraphrased as” “The Sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the Universe to do.”

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