Each Tuesday, we're all posting thoughts from topics or authors of interest. I'm sharing quotes from famous mathematicians and scientists for your pinning and Facebooking pleasure, but my biggest goal is that I hope something will spark you or your family to dig deeper into a particular area or a particular person's life.
This week, our quotable person comes at Sarah's request. It was actually this famous astronomer, jurist and physician's 540th birthday LAST week on quote day, but since I'd planned in advance, I wasn't able to adapt on the fly! And, of course, she found out about this via the Google Doodle in his honor.
To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
~ Nicolaus Copernicus
Learn more about Copernicus
- Nicolaus Copernicus on Wikipedia
- Read about the Copernicus Google Doodle
- The Nicolaus Copernicus Thorunensis project (a project organized by Copernicus' childhood town of Torun, Poland)