A Quote by Ayn Rand on achievement, ambition, experience, life, needs, rest, struggle, time, and universe

Since a rational man's ambition is unlimited, since his pursuit and achievement of values is a lifelong process - and the higher the values, the harder the struggle - he needs a moment, an hour or some period of time in which he can experience the sense of his completed task, the sense of living in a universe where his values have been successfully achieved. It is like a moment of rest, a moment to gain fuel to move farther.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Anthem)

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A Quote by Arthur O. Lovejoy on appearance, conviction, diversity, fashion, garden, god, life, pleasure, universe, and world

Romanticism may not inaccurately be described as a conviction that the world is an Englischer Garten on a grand scale. The God of the seventeenth century, like its gardeners, always geometrized; the God of Romanticism was one in whose universe things grew wild and without trimming and in all the rich diversity of their natural shapes. The preference for irregularity, the aversion from that which is wholly intellectualized . . . which were eventually to invade the intellectual life of Europe at all points, made their first modern appearance on a grand scale in the eighteenth century in the form of the new fashion in pleasure gardens.

Arthur O. Lovejoy

Source: The Great Chain of Being, 1936

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A Quote by Arthur Koestler on culture, destruction, habits, history, names, order, society, study, universe, and vision

In the index to the six hundred odd pages of Arnold Toynbee's A Study of History, abridged version, the names of Copernicus, Galileo, Descartes and Newton do not occur yet their cosmic quest destroyed the medieval vision of an immutable social order in a walled-in universe and transformed the European landscape, society, culture, habits and general outlook, as thoroughly as if a new species had arisen on this planet.

Arthur Koestler (1905 - 1983)

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill Inc., 1992.

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A Quote by Arthur Koestler on ideas, power, secrets, thought, universe, and wisdom

Nobody before the Pythagoreans had thought that mathematical relations held the secret of the universe. Twenty-five centuries later, Europe is still blessed and cursed with their heritage. To non-European civilizations, the idea that numbers are the key to both wisdom and power, seems never to have occurred.

Arthur Koestler (1905 - 1983)

Source: The Sleepwalkers. 1959.

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A Quote by Arthur C. Clarke on ideas and universe

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.

Arthur C. Clarke (1917 -)

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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 Ansel Adams on creativity, life, spirit, and universe

The only things in my life that compatibly exist with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit.

Ansel Adams (1902 - 1984)

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A Quote by Anne Wilson Schaef on life and universe

Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process.

Anne Wilson Schaef

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A Quote by Analee Skarin on atoms, beginning, creativity, desires, eternity, hope, life, love, power, reality, universe, and world

Love is a balm that contains the power of healing and of renewing and of everlasting life within its effulgent essence. Love is the great refiner and beautifier. Love is more! Love is the key to every door. It is the creative reality behind every righteous desire and every ardent hope. Love is the cohesive power of the universe as it binds together atoms and substance. It holds families together-the world and the entire universe. If love were withdrawn all things would fall apart and disintegrate. When a human being eliminates love from his life he too begins to fall apart. Love is not only eternal but it is the most desirable element to possess.

Analee Skarin

Source: The Celestial Song of Creation

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on universe

RESPIRATOR, n. An apparatus fitted over the nose and mouth of an inhabitant of London, whereby to filter the visible universe in its passage to the lungs.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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