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Carl Sagan quotes

Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan

Carl Edward Sagan (9 November 1934 – 20 December 1996) was an American astronomer astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences and popular science writer. He published more than 600 scientific papers and articles and was author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books. Sagan is known for many of his popular science books.

Carl Sagan quotes
Carl Sagan quotes

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”

“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.”

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.”

“The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars.”

“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.”

“We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.”

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”

“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”

Carl Sagan quotes
Carl Sagan quotes

“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.”

“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”

“History is full of people who out of fear or ignorance or the lust for power have destroyed treasures of immeasurable value which truly belong to all of us. We must not let it happen again.”

“Matter is composed chiefly of nothing.”

“Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?”

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

“Nobody listens to mathematicians. ”

“The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.”

“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.”

“We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”

“The universe is a pretty big place. If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space.”

“It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out.”

“The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence.”

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

“We wish to pursue the truth no matter where it leads. But to find the truth, we need imagination and skepticism both.”

There are many hypotheses in science that are wrong. That’s perfectly alright; it’s 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.

“War is murder writ large.”

“I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But as much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking.”

“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.”

“You’re an interesting species. An interesting mix. You’re capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you’re not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable, is each other.”

“The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.”

“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.”

“Look, all I’m asking is for you to just have the tiniest bit of vision. You know, to just sit back for one minute and look at the big picture…”

“Superstition is marked not by its pretension to a body of knowledge but by its method of seeking truth.”

“Science is, at least in part, informed worship.”

Isaac Newton

Issac Newton quotes

Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton by Godfrey Kneller

Sir Isaac Newton (January 4, 1643 – March 31 1727) was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, alchemist, inventor, theologian and natural philosopher. He is widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. Issac Newton is most famous for discovering the Laws of Gravity. Below is a collection of quotes by Sir Issac Newton.

Issac Newton quotes
Issac Newton quotes

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”

“Plato is my friend — Aristotle is my friend — but my greatest friend is truth.”

“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.”

“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”

“God created everything by number, weight and measure.”

“What is there in places empty of matter?”

“Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.”

Isaac Newton quotes
Isaac Newton quotes

“What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.”

“The errors are not in the art, but in the artificers.”

“The main Business of natural Philosophy is to argue from Phenomena without feigning Hypotheses, and to deduce Causes from Effects, till we come to the very first Cause, which certainly is not mechanical.”

“If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.”

“Religion is partly fundamental & immutable partly circumstantial & mutable.”

“To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age…”

“Righteousness is the religion of the kingdom of heaven & even the property of God himself towards man. Righteousness & Love are inseparable for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.”

Plato

Plato quotes

Plato
Plato

Plato was a philosopher and mathematician, in Classical Greece, and an influential figure in western philosophy. He was Socrates student, and founded the first institution of higher learning in the Western world in Athens. Along with Socrates and student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science.

Plato is is one of the worlds most famous and widely read philosopher.

Plato quotes
Plato quotes

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”

“Until philosophers are kings, or the kings and princes of this world have the spirit and power of philosophy, and political greatness and wisdom meet in one, and those commoner natures who pursue either to the exclusion of the other are compelled to stand aside, cities will never have rest from their evils…”

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”

“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.”

“Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination
and life to everything.”

Plato quotes
Plato quotes

“The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.”

“Let every man remind their descendants that they also are soldiers who must not desert the ranks of their ancestors, or from cowardice fall behind.”

“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”

“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

“The gods are not magicians who transform themselves; neither do they deceive mankind in any way.”

“Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.”

“Democracy, which is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.”

“No human thing is of serious importance. ”

“Death is not the worst that can happen to men.”

“Ignorance, the root and stem of every evil.”

“Necessity is the mother of invention.”

“If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.”

“Those who tell the stories rule society.”

“The first and best victory is to conquer self”

“The measure of a man is what he does with power.”

“You should not honor men more than truth.”

“Character is simply habit long continued.”

“The object of education is to teach us to love what is beautiful.”

“No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself”

“How could they see anything but the shadows if they were never allowed to move their heads?”

“Excellence” is not a gift, but a skill that takes practice.
We do not act “rightly” because we are “excellent”,
in fact we achieve “excellence” by acting “rightly”.”

“Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others. ”

“Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.”

“I thought to myself: I am wiser than this man; neither of us probably knows anything that is really good, but he thinks he has knowledge, when he has not, while I, having no knowledge, do not think I have.”

“Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity”

“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life”

“Only a philosopher’s mind grows wings, since its memory always keeps it as close as possible to those realities by being close to which the gods are divine.”

Dr. Seuss

Inspirational Dr. Seuss quotes

Dr. Seuss quotes
Dr. Seuss quote Kid, you’ll move mountains

Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer and illustrator best known for authoring popular children’s books under the pen name Dr. Seuss . His work includes several of the most popular children’s books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death. This post features some Inspirational Dr. Seuss quotes.

He was a perfectionist in his work and would sometimes spend up to a year on a book. Dr. Seuss birthday, March 2, has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association.

Dr. Seuss quotes
Dr. Seuss quotes

Dr Seuss quotes

“Don’t give up! I believe in you all
A person’s a person, no matter how small!”
― Dr. Seuss

“You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.
Dr. Seuss quotes

“Only you can control your future.”
― Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss quotes
Dr. Seuss quote

“From there to here,
from here to there,
funny things are everywhere.”
― Dr. Seuss

“If you never did
You should.
These things are fun.
and Fun is good.”
― Dr. Seuss

“He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.”
Dr. Seuss

“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”
Dr. Seuss quotes

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
― Dr. Seuss

“And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!”
― Dr. Seuss

“You can find magic
wherever you look.
Sit back and relax,
all you need is a book.”
― Dr. Seuss

“Nonsense wakes up the brain cells. And it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age.”
― Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss quotes
Dr. Seuss quote on love

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.”
― Dr. Seuss

“When you think things are bad,
when you feel sour and blue,
when you start to get mad…
you should do what I do!
Just tell yourself, Duckie,
you’re really quite lucky!
Some people are much more…
oh, ever so much more…
oh, muchly much-much more
unlucky than you!”
Dr. Seuss quotes

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
― Dr. Seuss

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
― Dr. Seuss

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
― Dr. Seuss

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”
― Dr. Seuss

“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”
― Dr. Seuss

“Be awesome! Be a book nut!”
― Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss quotes
Dr. Seuss quotes

“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
Dr. Seuss quotes

“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”
― Dr. Seuss

“All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot!”
― Dr. Seuss

“Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry.”
― Dr. Seuss

“So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.”
― Dr. Seuss

“I’m afraid that sometimes you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ’cause you’ll play against you.”
― Dr. Seuss

“The storm starts, when the drops start dropping
When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping.”
― Dr. Seuss

“ASAP. Whatever that means. It must mean, ‘Act swiftly awesome pacyderm!”
― Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss quotes
Dr. Seuss quote

“Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent.”
― Dr. Seuss

“I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.”
― Dr. Seuss

“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.”
― Dr. Seuss

“I meant what I said and I said what I meant.”
Dr. Seuss quotes

“When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles
and the bottle’s on a poodle and the poodle’s eating noodles…
…they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle
bottle paddle battle.”
― Dr. Seuss

“Sometimes you will never know the value of something,until it becomes a memory.”
― Dr. Seuss

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”
― Dr. Seuss

“You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.”
― Dr. Seuss

“I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.”
― Dr. Seuss

“Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.”
― Dr. Seuss

“Oh the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all.”
― Dr. Seuss

“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.”
― Dr. Seuss

“Cause when a guy does something stupid once, well that’s because he’s a guy. But if he does the same stupid thing twice, that’s usually to impress some girl.”
― Dr. Seuss

“How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”
― Dr. Seuss

“You have to be a speedy reader because there’s so so much to read.”
― Dr. Seuss

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Best Albert Einstein Quotes

Albert Einstein quotes
Albert Einstein quotes

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.”

“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”

“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree…”

“The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

“Had I known that the Germans would not succeed in producing an atomic bomb, I would not have lifted a finger.”

“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.”

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”

“Work is the only thing that gives substance to life.”

Albert Einstein quotes
Albert Einstein quotes

“I look upon myself as a man. Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.”

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

“The mass of a body is a measure of its energy content.”

“Without “ethical culture,” there is no salvation for humanity.”

“Gandhi’s views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit… not to use violence in fighting for our cause, but by non-participation in what we believe is evil.”

“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds…”

Albert_Einstein_and_Charlie_Chaplin
Albert Einstein and Charlie Chaplin

“Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics; I can assure you that mine are still greater.”

“I lived in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.”

“Enjoying the joys of others and suffering with them—these are the best guides for man.”

“I believe that a simple and unassuming life is good for everybody, physically and mentally.”

“The monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.”

“I never worry about the future. It comes soon enough.”

Albert Einstein and  RabindranathTagore
Albert Einstein and RabindranathTagore

“Try to become not a man of success, but try rather to become a man of value.”

“A scientist is a mimosa when he himself has made a mistake, and a roaring lion when he discovers a mistake of others.”

“When I was young, all I wanted and expected from life was to sit quietly in some corner doing my work without the public paying attention to me. And now see what has become of me.”

“The more a country makes military weapons, the more insecure it becomes: if you have weapons, you become a target for attack.”

“All of science is nothing more than the refinement of everyday thinking.”

“The example of great and pure characters is the only thing that can produce fine ideas and noble deeds.”

“Strange is our situation here on earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose.”

“I do not like to state an opinion on a matter unless I know the precise facts.”

“I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene.”

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