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A Quote by Celia Thaxter on beauty, darkness, earth, god, lies, spirit, and universe

Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems to me more surprising than the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof. Take that Poppy seed, for instance: it lies in your palm, the merest atom of matter, hardly visible, a speck, a pin's point in bulk, but within it is imprisoned a spirit of beauty ineffable, which will break its bonds and emerge from the dark ground and blossom in a splendor so dazzling as to baffle all powers of description.

Celia Thaxter (1835 - 1894)

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A Quote by Carl Zwanzig on darkness, force, and universe

Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side, and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.

Carl Zwanzig

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on universe and wishes

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

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on losing, people, and universe

Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on belief, curiosity, existence, exploring, gifts, god, intelligence, passion, and universe

My deeply held belief is that if a god of anything like the traditional sort exists, our curiosity and intelligence is provided by such a God. We would be unappreciative of that gift . . . if we suppressed our passion to explore the universe and ourselves.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on conventionality, religion, science, and universe

A religion old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths. Sooner or later, such a religion will emerge.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

Source: Pale Blue Dot, 1994

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on ambition, harmony, and universe

The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by C. E. M. Joad on acting, faith, familiarity, ignorance, knowledge, paradox, reason, religion, rest, trust, truth, understanding, universe, and words

Intellect can light up only a small area of the universe. For my part, I should subscribe to the familiar paradox that the more we know, the more we are conscious of our ignorance - the further the intellect has traveled, the smaller it seems relatively to the distance still to be traveled... The intellect does, indeed, take us part of the way; we have no other mode of conveyance; and, in taking us as far as it does, it justifies us in taking the rest on trust... In following the religious account of the universe beyond the point at which it leaves reason behind, and trusting to it as an explanation of the many things that pass our understanding, we are accepting on faith conclusions which are not demonstrated by reason. In other words, we are acting as if a hypothesis were true, which, at the moment, at which we act upon it, is still a hypothesis and not a truth. Nevertheless, it is, I suggest, knowledge, the knowledge which we possess already and which reason has won for us, that makes it reasonable to do so.

C. E. M. Joad

Source: The Recovery of Belief

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A Quote by Brook Foss Westcott on direction, dreams, environment, faith, god, energy, nature, observation, order, progress, stability, and universe

Faith is indeed the energy of our whole universe directed to the highest form of being. Faith gives stability to our view of the universe. By faith we are convinced that our impressions of things without are not dreams or delusions, but, for us, true representations of our environment. By faith we are convinced that the signs of permanence, order, progress, which we observe in nature are true. By faith we are convinced that fellowship is possible with our fellow man and with God.

Brook Foss Westcott (1825 - 1901)

Source: The Historic Faith

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on dignity, government, thought, universe, and world

It is not from space that I must seek my dignity, but from the government of my thought. I shall have no more if I possess worlds. By space the universe encompasses and swallows me up like an atom; by thought I comprehend the world.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

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