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20 Famous Quotes by Dr. Carl Sagan

It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

Universe Quotes, by Dr. Carl Sagan

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Knowing a great deal is not the same as being smart; intelligence is not information alone but also judgment, the manner in which information is collected and used

Manners Quotes, by Dr. Carl Sagan

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That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every 'superstar,' every 'supreme leader,' every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there - on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

Astronomy Quotes, by Dr. Carl Sagan

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Who are we? Where do we come from? Why are we this way and not some other? What does it mean to be human? Are we capable, if need be, of fundamental change, or do the dead hands of forgotten ancestors impel us in some direction, indiscriminately for good or ill, and beyond our control? Can we alter our character? Can we improve our societies? Can we leave our children a world better than the one that was left to us? Can we free them from the demons that torment us and haunt our civilization? In the long run, are we wise enough to know what changes to make? Can we be trusted with our own future?

Astronomy Quotes, by Dr. Carl Sagan

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The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. From it we have learned most of what we know. Recently, we have waded a little out to sea, enough to dampen our toes or, at most, wet our ankles. The water seems inviting. The ocean calls. So

Earth Quotes, by Dr. Carl Sagan

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Knowing a great deal is not the same as being smart; intelligence is not information alone but also judgment, the manner in which information is collected and used

Information Quotes, by Dr. Carl Sagan

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It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English - up to fifty words used in correct context - no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.

Interest Quotes, by Dr. Carl Sagan

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Never utter these words: 'I do not know this, therefore it is false.' One must study to know; know to understand; understand to judge.

Judgement Quotes, by Dr. Carl Sagan

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I also wish that the Pledge of Allegiance were directed at the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as it is when the President takes his oath of office, rather than to the flag and the nation

Nations Quotes, by Dr. Carl Sagan

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You have to know the past to understand the present.

Past Quotes, by Dr. Carl Sagan

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I also wish that the Pledge of Allegiance were directed at the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as it is when the President takes his oath of office, rather than to the flag and the nation

Presidency Quotes, by Dr. Carl Sagan

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Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Research Quotes, by Dr. Carl Sagan

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To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal ideas from many is research.

Research Quotes, by Dr. Carl Sagan

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When Kepler found his long-cherished belief did not agree with the most precise observation, he accepted the uncomfortable fact. He preferred the hard truth to his dearest illusions; that is the heart of science.

Science Quotes, by Dr. Carl Sagan

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Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Science Quotes, by Dr. Carl Sagan

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There are many hypotheses in science which are wrong. That's perfectly all right; they're the aperture to finding out what's right. Science is a self-correcting process. To be accepted, new ideas must survive the most rigorous standards of evidence and scrutiny.

Science Quotes, by Dr. Carl Sagan

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Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.

Science Quotes, by Dr. Carl Sagan

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I worry that, especially as the Millennium edges nearer, pseudo-science and superstition will seem year by year more tempting, the siren song of unreason more sonorous and attractive.

Superstition Quotes, by Dr. Carl Sagan

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Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Universe Quotes, by Dr. Carl Sagan

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The Universe forces those who live in it to understand it. Those creatures who find everyday experience a muddled jumble of events with no predictability, no regularity, are in grave peril. The Universe belongs to those who, at least to some degree,

Universe Quotes, by Dr. Carl Sagan

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