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Carl Sagan quote

Carl Sagan quote
Carl Sagan quote

“We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.”
Carl Sagan

Carl Edward Sagan (November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, and other natural sciences. His contributions were central to the discovery of the high surface temperatures of Venus. He is best known for his contributions to the scientific research of extraterrestrial life, including experimental demonstration of the production of amino acids from basic chemicals by radiation.

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Inspirational Quotes by Sigmund Freud

Inspirational Quotes by Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud (6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939) was an Austrian neurologist physiologist, medical doctor, psychologist and one of the most influential thinker of the early twentieth century. Freud is now known as the father of psychoanalysis. The Interpretation of Dreams, Introduction to Psychoanalysis, The Ego and the Id, Civilization and Its Discontents are some of the popular books written by him.

Below is a list of Inspirational Sigmund Freud quotes, let us know what is your opinion on it.

“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.”
― Sigmund Freud

“Where does a thought go when it’s forgotten?”
― Sigmund Freud

“The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.”
― Sigmund Freud

“The creative writer does the same as the child at play; he creates a world of fantasy which he takes very seriously.”
― Sigmund Freud

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”
― Sigmund Freud

“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.”
― Sigmund Freud

“Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea,they become powerless when they oppose it.”
― Sigmund Freud

“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”
― Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud quotes
Sigmund Freud quotes

“We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.”
― Sigmund Freud

“Loneliness and darkness have just robbed me of my valuables.”
― Sigmund Freud

“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.”
― Sigmund Freud

“Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.”
― Sigmund Freud

“Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.”
― Sigmund Freud

“He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.”
― Sigmund Freud

“He does not believe that does not live according to his belief.”
― Sigmund Freud

“Immorality, no less than morality, has at all times found support in religion.”
― Sigmund Freud

“What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books. ”
― Sigmund Freud

“When a love-relationship is at its height there is no room left for any interest in the environment; a pair of lovers are sufficient to themselves.”
― Sigmund Freud

“The intention that man should be happy is not in the plan of Creation.”
― Sigmund Freud

“The madman is a dreamer awake.”
― Sigmund Freud

“The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization.”
― Sigmund Freud

“In so doing, the idea forces itself upon him that religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis, and he is optimistic enough to suppose that mankind will surmount this neurotic phase, just as so many children grow out of their similar neurosis.”
― Sigmund Freud

“As regards intellectual work it remains a fact, indeed, that great decisions in the realm of thought and momentous discoveries and solutions of problems are only possible to an individual, working in solitude.”
― Sigmund Freud

“Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.”
― Sigmund Freud

“No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere.”
― Sigmund Freud

“Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through this primary hostility of men towards one another.”
― Sigmund Freud

“It is a predisposition of human nature to consider an unpleasant idea untrue, and then it is easy to find arguments against it.”
― Sigmund Freud

“The virtuous man contents himself with dreaming that which the wicked man does in actual life.”
― Sigmund Freud

“The dream is the liberation of the spirit from the pressure of external nature, a detachment of the soul from the fetters of matter.”
― Sigmund Freud

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.”
― Sigmund Freud

“Beauty has no obvious use; nor is there any clear cultural necessity for it. Yet civilization could not do without it.”
― Sigmund Freud

“A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them: they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world.”
― Sigmund Freud

“Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have , so to speak , pawned a part of their narcissism.”
― Sigmund Freud

“It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.”
― Sigmund Freud

“One thing only do I know for certain and that is that man’s judgments of value follow directly his wishes for happiness-that, accordingly, they are an attempt to support his illusions with arguments.”
― Sigmund Freud

“Words and magic were in the beginning one and the same thing, and even today words retain much of their magical power.”
― Sigmund Freud

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Inspirational Charles Darwin quotes

Inspirational Charles Darwin quotes
Charles Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was a naturalist and geologist who outlined the theory of evolution and proposed that evolution could be explained in part through natural and sexual selection.

Charles Darwin was a one of the key figure in the history of modern science. It was only because of his modern theory on evolution many recent scientific discoveries in field of Biology became possible. He has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history.

Charles Darwin quotes are full of wisdom and inspiration. Below is a list of Charles Darwin quotes, which i have selected from his works.

It is mere rubbish thinking, at present, of origin of life; one might as well think of origin of matter.
– Charles Darwin

The highest stage in moral culture at which we can arrive, is when we recognise that we ought to control our thoughts.
– Charles Darwin

I think it can be shown that there is such an unerring power at work in Natural Selection, which selects exclusively for the good of each organic being.
– Charles Darwin

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
– Charles Darwin

My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts.
– Charles Darwin

A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
– Charles Darwin

A republic cannot succeed, till it contains a certain body of men imbued with the principles of justice and honor.
– Charles Darwin

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives – of approving of some and disapproving of others.
– Charles Darwin quotes

One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.
– Charles Darwin

The very essence of instinct is that it’s followed independently of reason.
– Charles Darwin

A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, – a mere heart of stone.
– Charles Darwin

Life is nearly over with me. I have taken no pains about my style of writing.
– Charles Darwin

The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic. – Charles Darwin

The fact of evolution is the backbone of biology, and biology is thus in the peculiar position of being a science founded on an improved theory, is it then a science or faith?
– Charles Darwin

As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities.
– Charles Darwin quotes

It is easy to specify the individual objects of admiration in these grand scenes; but it is not possible to give an adequate idea of the higher feelings of wonder, astonishment, and devotion, which fill and elevate the mind.
– Charles Darwin

To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.
– Charles Darwin

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
– Charles Darwin

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
– Charles Darwin

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities… still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
– Charles Darwin

What a book a devil’s chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!
– Charles Darwin quotes

An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men. – Charles Darwin

The moral faculties are generally esteemed, and with justice, as of higher value than the intellectual powers. But we should always bear in mind that the activity of the mind in vividly recalling past impressions is one of the fundamental though secondary bases of conscience. This fact affords the strongest argument for educating and stimulating in all possible ways the intellectual faculties of every human being.
– Charles Darwin

Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
– Charles Darwin

In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment.
– Charles Darwin

Now when naturalists observe a close agreement in numerous small details of habits, tastes and dispositions between two or more domestic races, or between nearly-allied natural forms, they use this fact as an argument that all are descended from a common progenitor who was thus endowed; and consequently that all should be classed under the same species. The same argument may be applied with much force to the races of man.
– Charles Darwin

At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world.
– Charles Darwin

False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.
– Charles Darwin

How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children.
– Charles Darwin

I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.
– Charles Darwin

It is a curious little world within itself.
– Charles Darwin quotes

I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
– Charles Darwin

I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.
– Charles Darwin

I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
– Charles Darwin

I love fools’ experiments. I am always making them.
– Charles Darwin

If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
– Charles Darwin

In the long history of humankind those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.
– Charles Darwin

It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
– Charles Darwin

Man tends to increase at a greater rate than his means of subsistence.
– Charles Darwin

On the ordinary view of each species having been independently created, we gain no scientific explanation.
– Charles Darwin

Although much remains obscure, and will long remain obscure, … I am convinced that Natural Selection has been the main but not exclusive means of modification.
– Charles Darwin

On the ordinary view of each species having been independently created, we gain no scientific explanation.
– Charles Darwin quotes

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
– Charles Darwin

I feel most deeply that the whole subject is too profound for the human intellect. A dog might as well speculate on the mind of Newton. Let each man hope and believe what he can.
– Charles Darwin

Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits.
– Charles Darwin

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
– Charles Darwin

As some of the lowest organisms, in which nerves cannot be detected, are capable of perceiving light, it does not seem impossible that certain sensitive elements in their sarcode should become aggregated and developed into nerves, endowed with this special sensibility.
– Charles Darwin quotes

Carl Sagan

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.”

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