Galileo Free Inspirational Quotes
by Steve M Nash
(Saltaire, Yorkshire, England)
Weekly Wonder Online: 29
Galileo Galilei wonders...
"You can't teach anybody anything, only make them realize the answers are already inside them."Listen to my thoughts about Galileo's inspirational quote
in the video below. You'll also discover a bit more about a favourite part of West Yorkshire, this time the canal in Saltaire
, West Yorkshire.
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What I Wonder...
(NOTE: Yes, I wrote any captions you see in this video
. It's called self-deprecation, and it's mostly a healthy thing (I think!).)
So, as I say in the video, this Galileo inspirational quote is probably my absolute favourite quotation
- because I believe it reveals a truth about our true power.
Because I believe it reveals that we don't need to seek wisdom from outside, but that we CAN trust to find it in ourselves.
Because I believe Galileo's quote enables us and empowers us - this is our life
, my life and your life, and WE are in charge!
What's great about Galileo's inspirational quote, for me anyway, is that it vindicated my decision to build the Self Help Collective website in the first place:
- This self-help site is... guru-free.
- And in this inspirational quote Galileo advocates a guru-free approach to life, or rather the notion that YOU are your own guru!...
And I'd never really thought about this idea before reading his quotation.
And I never really knew I had a problem with gurus - self-help gurus, to be specific - until I decided to create my own self-help site.
I discovered that I didn't particularly like some clever-clogs man (or woman) who happened to have sorted his (or her) life out telling me that "it works for me, so it will work for you".
I discovered that I believed this to be false and unwise at best, and arrogance at worst. How can anyone know the truth for anyone OTHER THAN for themselves?
Hence the collective wisdom of Self Help Collective came about
. After all, wherever we find ourselves in life, we all know something that others can benefit from, and we can all benefit from others' wisdom and experience too.
Just as long as, at the end of the day, we trust in ourselves first!
And that's what I think Galileo means by his famous inspirational quotation: trust in yourself!
That's what I say, anyway, in response to Galileo Galilei's quote.
As ever, though, I'd love to hear what you think too, I really would.
So please share your wisdom, your thoughts, regarding this Galileo quote! :-)
Thanks for reading,Steve
PS And here are three more free inspirational quotes from Galileo Galilei
"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself." (Is this the original of my Galileo quote?)PPS
"I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him."
"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."
Now please comment, please have your say - thanks.