Eppur si muove. (Epur.).
But it does move.
Galileo, before the Inquisition (1632). Questioned by Karl von Geble; also by Prof. Heis, who says it appeared first in the Dictionnaire Historique. Caen. (1789). Guisar says it was printed in the Lehrbuch der Geschichte, Wurtzburg. (1774). Conceded to be apocryphal. Earliest appearance in Abbé Irailh, Querelle's Litteraires; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 911-17.