For who, after applying himself to things which he
sees established in the best order and directed by divine ruling, would not through
contemplation and them and through a certain habituation be awakened to that which is best
and would not admire the Artificer of all things, in Whom is all happiness and every good?
For the divine psalmist surely did not say gratuitously that he took pleasure in the
workings of God and rejoiced in the works of His hands, unless by means of those things as
by some sort of vehicle we are transported to the contemplation of the highest
(Copernicus, 1873, 10-11)
“God, without whom we can do
Copernicus, Nicolaus, On the Revolutions of
the Celestial Spheres. Thorn: Societas Copernicana, 1873.