Johannes Kepler - Measure Quotes
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The earth is the sphere, the measure of all; round it describe a dodecahedron; the sphere including this will be Mars. Round Mars describe a tetrahedron; the sphere including this will be Jupiter. Describe a cube round Jupiter; the sphere including this will be Saturn. Now, inscribe in the earth an icosahedron, the sphere inscribed in it will be Venus: inscribe an octahedron in Venus: the circle inscribed in it will be Mercury.
That astronomer well performs his office who predicts with the greatest measure of approximation the motions and situations of the stars: but he does better and is held worthy of the greater praise who in addition to this furnishes us with true opinions concerning the form of the world.