What a wonderful and amazing Scheme have we here of the magnificent Vastness of the Universe! So many Suns, so many Earths, and every one of them stock’d with so many Herbs, Trees and Animals, and adorn’d with so many Seas and Mountains! And how must our wonder and admiration be encreased when we consider the prodigious distance and multitude of the Stars?
Book II Cosmotheoros pp. 150-151
I believe that we do not know anything for certain, but everything probably.Christiaan Huygens
I do not mind at all that [Newton] is not a Cartesian provided he does not offer us suppositions like that of attraction.Christiaan Huygens
I had not thought of this regular decrease of gravity, namely that it is as the inverse square of the distance; this is a new and highly remarkable property of gravity.Christiaan Huygens
I esteem his [Newton's] understanding and subtlety highly, but I consider that they have been put to ill use in the greater part of this work, where the author studies things of little use or when he builds on the improbable principle of attraction.Christiaan Huygens
It's evident God had no design to make a particular Enumeration in the Holy Scriptures, of all the Works of his Creation.Christiaan Huygens
...the power of this line [the cycloid] to measure time.Christiaan Huygens