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A Quote by Ayn Rand on chance, earth, evil, good, nature, necessity, understanding, and value

What I want you to understand, is the full evil of those who claim to have become convinced that this earth, by its nature, is a realm of malevolence where the good has no chance to win. Let them check their premises. Let them check their standards of value. Let them check - before they grant themselves the unspeakable license of evil-as-necessity - whether they know what is the good and what are the conditions it requires.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 729)

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A Quote by Austin O'Malley on earth, heaven, and hell

If you keep your eyes so fixed on heaven that you never look at the earth, you will stumble into hell.

Austin O'Malley (1858 - 1932)

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A Quote by Augusta Joyce Crocheron on angels, darkness, earth, effort, emptiness, fear, humility, influence, life, listening, men, motherhood, prayer, and soul

Thoughts Within As some poor laborer's sightless babe Wakes from its pallet on the floor In fear, to find itself alone, And gropes the open door to find; Reaching anon the empty air To clutch; seeking something to grasp To aid it in its search; and then, Wearying in its efforts vain, It lifts its plaintive, grieving wail; Then pauses, listening softly for Its mother's answering voice; so I Kneel down before Thine unseen throne- So I call to Thee in my prayer Earnest and deep, yet humble too; And listen with that inner ear Far in the soul's remotest depth. Not for Thy voice to sweep to earth Answering to my human cry, As angels in the old times did, When men were truly, purely Thine; But for an influence, sweet and still, To lead my groping soul aright. As though I, clinging to some hand, Across a torrent spanned but by A slender tree's decaying trunk, Looking not to the shore beyond, Nor turning, though the pine tree shriek And wave her arms, and writhe in the grasp Of the dark storm-fiend, strong in his wrath- Nor on the current swift beneath, Lest I should, swooning, fall and sink: But only where my steps should be. So will I, clinging, follow Thee Across life's deep, unmindful of The strife below,

Augusta Joyce Crocheron (1844 - 1915)

Source: a collection of poems, Wild Flowers of Deseret

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A Quote by Arthur Symons on earth and loneliness

Here in a little lonely room I am master of earth and sea, And the planets come to me.

Arthur Symons (1865 - 1945)

Source: The Loom of Dreams, 1900

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A Quote by Art Berg on body, day, destruction, earth, emotion, failure, faith, family, friendship, god, health, jobs, pain, spirituality, suffering, and wealth

Centuries earlier, Job suffered immeasurable losses. His wealth was stripped from him; his family destroyed. Finally, after all else was gone, he was stricken with boils and failing health. Every day and every hour he suffered physical, emotional, and spiritual pain. His friends mocked him, but Job remained faithful. He emphatically declared, For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh I shall see God. (Job 19: 25-26.)

Art Berg

Source: Art Berg in Some miracles take time

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A Quote by Aristotle on acceptance, day, earth, heaven, and lies

Aristotle suggests that the rotating Earth was a generally accepted tenet of Pythagorism: "While most of those who hold that the whole heaven is finite say that the earth lies at the center, the philosophers of Italy, the so-called Pythagoreans, assert the contrary. They say that in the middle there is fire, and that the earth is one of the stars, and by its circular motion round the center produces night and day."

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: De Caelo, Fourth Century B.C.

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A Quote by Aristotle on change, earth, familiarity, and fatherhood

Aristotle's geographical speculations anticipated by almost two thousand years the rationale behind Columbus' voyage. Ferdinand Columbus suggested that his father was familiar with the following passage: "Again, our observations of the stars make it evident, not only that the earth is circular, but also that it is a circle of no great size. For quite a small change of position to south or north causes a manifest alteration of the horizon. There is much change, I mean, in the stars which are overhead, and the stars seen are different, as one moves northward or southward. . . . All of which goes to show not only that the earth is circular in shape, but that it is a sphere of no great size: for otherwise the effect of so slight a change of place would not be so quickly apparent. Hence, one should not be too sure of the incredibility of the view of those who conceive that there is a continuity between the parts about the pillars of Hercules [the strait of Gibraltar] and the parts about India, and that in this way the ocean is one."

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: De Caelo, Fourth Century B.C.

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A Quote by Archimedes on earth

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Give me where to stand, and I will move the earth. Said with reference to the lever.

Archimedes (c.. 287 - 212 BC)

Source: Aappus of Alexandria, Collectio, bk. VIII, prop. 10, sec. 11

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A Quote by Archimedes on books, certainty, earth, lies, and universe

Whether or not Copernicus knew it, even genuine heliocentrism had at least one ancient advocate: "But Aristarchus of Samos brought out a book consisting of certain hypotheses, in which the premises lead to the conclusion that the universe is many times greater than that now so called. His hypotheses are that the fixed stars and the sun remain motion less, that the earth revolves about the sun in the circumference of a circle, the sun lying in the middle of the orbit, and that the sphere of the fixed stars, situated about the same center as the sun, is so great that the circle in which he supposes the earth to revolve bears such a proportion to the distance of the fixed stars as the center of the sphere bears to its surface."

Archimedes (c.. 287 - 212 BC)

Source: The Sand-Reckoner by Aristarchus of Samos, Third Century B.C.

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A Quote by Archibald MacLeish on brothers, earth, eternity, and silence

To see the earth as we now see it, small and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the unending night - brothers who see now they are truly brothers.

Archibald MacLeish (1892 - 1982)

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