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15 Astronomy Quotes

Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another

Plato Quotes

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Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy: the mad daughter of a wise mother

Voltaire Quotes

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Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.

Edsger Dijkstra Quotes

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It's like having astronomy without knowing where the stars are.

Edward O. Wilson Quotes

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Physicists and astronomers see their own implications in the world being round, but to me it means that only one-third of the world is asleep at any given time and the other two-thirds is up to something.

Dean Rusk Quotes

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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.

Dr. Carl Sagan Quotes

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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?

Dr. Carl Sagan Quotes

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It does at first appear that an astronomer rapt in abstraction, while he gazes on a star, must feel more exquisite than a farmer who in conducting his team. - Isaac D'Israeli,

Isaac D'Israeli Quotes , Source: Literary Character of Men of Genius--On Habituating Ourselves to Indiv. Pursuit

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And God made two great lights, great for their use To man, the greater to have rule by day, The less by night, altern.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. VII, l. 346)

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At night astronomers agree.

Matthew Prior Quotes , Source: Phillis's Age (st. 3)

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My lord, they say five moons were seen to-night-- Four fixed, and the fifth did whirl about The other four in wondrous motion.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life and Death of King John (Hubert at IV, ii)

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These earthly godfathers of heaven's light, That give a name to every fixed star, Have no more profit of their shining nights Than those that walk and wot not what they are.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Love's Labor's Lost (Berowne at I, i)

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When thou cam'st first, Thou strok'st me and made much of me; wouldst give me Water with berries in't; and teach me how To name the bigger light, and how the less, That burn by day and night; and then I loved thee And showed thee all the qualities o' th' isle, The fresh springs, brine-pits, barren place and fertile.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tempest (Caliban at I, ii)

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There's some ill planet reigns. I must be patient till the heavens look With an aspect more favorable.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Winter's Tale (Hermione at II, i)

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O how loud It calls devotion! genuine growth of night! Devotion! daughter of Astronomy! As undevout Astronomer is mad.

Edward Young Quotes , Source: Night Thoughts (night IX, l. 774)

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