36 Most Popular Tycho Brahe Quotes

Tycho Brahe Quotes – Tycho Brahe was an astronomer and a writer. Tycho Brahe did accurate observations in astronomy. He was very well known due to his accurate and comprehensive observations, which he did.

Due to his work as an astrologer, alchemist, and astronomer, he was known everywhere in his time. Many people praised Tycho Brahe because of his amazing work.

As a writer, Tycho wrote on a lot of topics. His topics inspired many people. For you, we have some well-known Tycho Brahe Quotes. These quotes of Tycho Brahe might motivate you to work hard.

By reading his quotes, you will learn to work hard for the things you want to achieve. You will start focusing on different points of this world and the things around you.

Best Tycho Brahe Quotes

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  2. “When, according to habit, I was contemplating the stars in a clear sky, I noticed a new and unusual star, surpassing the other stars in brilliancy. There had never before been any star in that place in the sky.”-Tycho Brahe
  3. “I conclude, therefore, that this star is not some kind of comet or a fiery meteor… but that it is a star shining in the firmament itself one that has never previously been seen before our time, in any age since the beginning of the world.”-Tycho Brahe
  4. “Now it is quite clear to me that there are no solid spheres in the heavens, and those that have been devised by the authors to save the appearances, exist only in the imagination.”-Tycho Brahe
  5. “With a firm and steadfast mind one should hold under all conditions, that everywhere the earth is below and the sky above, and to the energetic man, every region is his fatherland.”-Tycho Brahe
  6. “Oh thick wits. Oh blind watchers of the sky.”-Tycho Brahe
  7. “The mouse is wise, but the cat is wiser.”-Tycho Brahe
  8. “Now it is quite clear to me that there are no solid spheres in the heavens, and those that have been devised by the authors to save the appearances, exist only in the imagination.”-Tycho Brahe
  9. “Those who study the stars have God for a teacher.”-Tycho Brahe
  10. “May I not seem to have lived in vain.”-Tycho Brahe
  11. “It was not just the Church that resisted the heliocentrism of Copernicus.”-Tycho Brahe
  12. “There is something eccentric in the orbit of Mars.”-Tycho Brahe
  13. “It’s easy to see from commercials the sorts of activities I should presumably be engaged in, but I’m fairly certain that American manhood is vague, internally contradictory and largely nonsensical.”-Tycho Brahe
  14. “So mathematical truth prefers simple words since the language of truth is itself simple.”-Tycho Brahe

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  16. “An astronomer must be cosmopolitan, because ignorant statesmen cannot be expected to value their services.”-Tycho Brahe
  17. “And when statesmen or others worry him [the scientist] too much, then he should leave with his possessions. With a firm and steadfast mind one should hold under all conditions, that everywhere the earth is below and the sky above and to the energetic man, every region is his fatherland.”-Tycho Brahe
  18. “Let me not seem to have lived in vain.”-Tycho Brahe
  19. “[On the 11th day of November 1572], in the evening, after sunset, when, according to my habit, I was contemplating the stars in a clear sky, I noticed that a new and unusual star, surpassing all others in brilliancy, was shining almost directly over my head; and since I had, almost from boyhood, known all the stars of the heavens perfectly (there is no great difficulty in gaining that knowledge), it was quite evident to me that there had never before been any star in that place in the sky, even the smallest, to say nothing of a star so conspicuously bright as this. I was so astonished at this sight that I was not ashamed to doubt the trustworthiness of my own eyes. But when I observed that others, too, on having the place pointed out to them, could see that there was a star there, I had no further doubts. A miracle indeed, either the greatest of all that have occurred in the whole range of nature since the beginning of the world, or one certainly that is to be classed with those attested by the Holy Oracles.”-Tycho Brahe
  20. “Those who study the stars have God for a teacher.”-Tycho Brahe
  21. “When I had satisfied myself that no star of that kind had ever shone before, I was led into such perplexity by the unbelievability of the thing that I began to doubt the faith of my own eyes.”-Tycho Brahe
  22. “There really are not any spheres in the heavens … Those which have been devised by the experts to save the appearances exist only in the imagination, for the purpose of enabling the mind to conceive the motion which the heavenly bodies trace in their course and, by the aid of geometry, to determine the motion numerically through the use of arithmetic.”-Tycho Brahe
  23. “The body of the Earth, large, sluggish and inapt for motion, is not to be disturbed by movement (especially three movements), any more than the Aetherial Lights [stars] are to be shifted, so that such ideas are opposed both to physical principles and to the authority of the Holy Writ which many time: confirms the stability of the Earth (as we shall discuss more fully elsewhere).”-Tycho Brahe
  24. “The star [Tycho’s supernova] was at first like Venus and Jupiter, giving pleasing effects; but as it then became like Mars, there will next come a period of wars, seditions, captivity and death of princes, and destruction of cities, together with dryness and fiery meteors in the air, pestilence, and venomous snakes. Lastly, the star became like Saturn, and there will finally come a time of want, death, imprisonment and all sorts of sad things.”-Tycho Brahe
  25. “Let me not seem to have lived in vain.”-Tycho Brahe
  26. “On consideration and by the advice of learned men, I thought it improper to unfold the secrets of the art (alchemy) to the vulgar, as few persons are capable of using its mysteries to advantage and without detriment.”-Tycho Brahe

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  28. “It was not just the Church that resisted the heliocentrism of Copernicus. Many prominent figures, in the decades following the 1543 publication of De Revolutionibus, regarded the Copernican model of the universe as a mathematical artifice which, though it yielded astronomical predictions of superior accuracy, could not be considered a true representation of physical reality: ‘If Nicolaus Copernicus, the distinguished and incomparable master, in this work had not been deprived of exquisite and faultless instruments, he would have left us this science far more well-established. For he, if anybody, was outstanding and had the most perfect understanding of the geometrical and arithmetical requisites for building up this discipline. Nor was he in any respect inferior to Ptolemy; on the contrary, he surpassed him greatly in certain fields, particularly as far as the device of fitness and compendious harmony in hypotheses is concerned. And his apparently absurd opinion that the Earth revolves does not obstruct this estimate, because a circular motion designed to go on uniformly about another point than the very center of the circle, as actually found in the Ptolemaic hypotheses of all the planets except that of the Sun, offends against the very basic principles of our discipline in a far more absurd and intolerable way than does the attributing to the Earth one motion or another which, being a natural motion, turns out to be imperceptible. There does not at all arise from this assumption so many unsuitable consequences as most people think.'”-Tycho Brahe
  29. “For those [observations] that I made in Leipzig in my youth and up to my 21st year, I usually call childish and of doubtful value. Those that I took later until my 28th year [i.e., until 1574] I call juvenile and fairly serviceable. The third group, however, which I made at Uraniborg during approximately the last 21 years with the greatest care and with very accurate instruments at a more mature age, until I was fifty years of age, those I call the observations of my manhood, completely valid and absolutely certain, and this is my opinion of them.”-Tycho Brahe
  30. “I conclude therefore that this star [Tycho’s supernova] is not some kind of comet or a fiery meteor, whether these be generated beneath the Moon or above the Moon, but that it is a star shining in the firmament itself—one that has never previously been seen before our time, in any age since the beginning of the world.”-Tycho Brahe
  31. “Because the region of the Celestial World is of so great and such incredible magnitude as aforesaid, and since in what has gone before it was at least generally demonstrated that this comet continued within the limits of the space of the Aether, it seems that the complete explanation of the whole matter is not given unless we are also informed within narrower limits in what part of the widest Aether, and next to which orbs of the Planets [the comet] traces its path, and by what course it accomplishes this.”-Tycho Brahe
  32. “At the entrance to the observatory Stjerneborg located underground, Tycho Brahe built a Ionic portal. On top of this were three sculptured lions. On both sides were inscriptions and on the backside was a longer inscription in gold letters on a porfyr stone: Consecrated to the all-good, great God and Posterity. Tycho Brahe, Son of Otto, who realized that Astronomy, the oldest and most distinguished of all sciences, had indeed been studied for a long time and to a great extent, but still had not obtained sufficient firmness or had been purified of errors, in order to reform it and raise it to perfection, invented and with incredible labour, industry, and expenditure constructed various exact instruments suitable for all kinds of observations of the celestial bodies, and placed them partly in the neighbouring castle of Uraniborg, which was built for the same purpose, partly in these subterranean rooms for a more constant and useful application, and recommending, hallowing, and consecrating this very rare and costly treasure to you, you glorious Posterity, who will live for ever and ever, he, who has both begun and finished everything on this island, after erecting this monument, beseeches and adjures you that in honour of the eternal God, creator of the wonderful clockwork of the heavens, and for the propagation of the divine science and for the celebrity of the fatherland, you will constantly preserve it and not let it decay with old age or any other injury or be removed to any other place or in any way be molested, if for no other reason, at any rate out of reverence to the creator’s eye, which watches over the universe. Greetings to you who read this and act accordingly. Farewell!”-Tycho Brahe
  33. Simplicibus itaque verbis gaudet Mathematica Veritas, cum etiam per se simplex sit Veritatis oratio. (So Mathematical Truth prefers simple words since the language of Truth is itself simple.)”-Tycho Brahe
  34. “And when statesmen or others worry him [the scientist] too much, then he should leave with his possessions. With a firm and steadfast mind one should hold under all conditions, that everywhere the earth is below and the sky above and to the energetic man, every region is his fatherland.”-Tycho Brahe
  35. “The star [Tycho’s supernova] was at first like Venus and Jupiter, giving pleasing effects; but as it then became like Mars, there will next come a period of wars, seditions, captivity and death of princes, and destruction of cities, together with dryness and fiery meteors in the air, pestilence, and venomous snakes. Lastly, the star became like Saturn, and there will finally come a time of want, death, imprisonment and all sorts of sad things.”-Tycho Brahe

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Tycho Brahe believed that people often work hard to achieve the things they want to accomplish in life. But the achievement of these things sometimes does not give them inner satisfaction.

People start seeking inner satisfaction but mostly are unable to find it. If you want to find satisfaction in life, then start finding God. When you start seeing the world around you, then you start believing in God.

“When, according to habit, I was contemplating the stars in a clear sky, I noticed a new and unusual star, surpassing the other stars in brilliancy . . . . There had never before been any star in that place in the sky.”-Tycho Brahe

Try to see the things in life and think about why these things happen. This deep thinking leads you on the path where you can find God. When you come close to God, then you can find inner satisfaction.

Tycho Brahe has a strong imagination power. He sees the world from a different point of view. By reading Tycho Brahe’s quotes, you will know about the real meaning of this word and life.