Quotes: astronomy

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  • Richard Dawkins
    Richard Dawkins
    English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941-
    Richard Dawkins
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    Astrology is an aesthetic affront. It cheapens astronomy, like using Beethoven for commercial jingles.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
    G. C. Lichtenberg
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    Astronomy is perhaps the science whose discoveries owe least to chance, in which human understanding appears in its whole magnitude, and through which man can best learn how small he is.
  • W. Dijkstra
    W. Dijkstra
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    Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
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  • In law, as in every other branch of knowledge, the truths given by induction tend to form the premises for new deductions. The lawyers and the judges of successive generations do not repeat for themselves the process of verification any more than most of us repeat the demonstrations of the truths of astronomy or physics.
  • Plato
    Plato
    Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
    Plato
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    It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.
  • John Donne
    John Donne
    English poet 1572-1632
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    Let me arrest thy thoughts; wonder with me, why plowing, building, ruling and the rest, or most of those arts, whence our lives are blest, by cursed Cain's race invented be, and blest Seth vexed us with Astronomy.
  • Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle
    Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle
    French author 1657-1757
    Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle
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    Nothing can be more destructive to ambition, and the passion for conquest, than the true system of astronomy. What a poor thing is even the whole globe in comparison of the infinite extent of nature!
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
    Voltaire
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    Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy; the mad daughter of a wise mother.
  • Richard P. Feynman
    Richard P. Feynman
    American theoretical physicist and Nobel price winner 1918-1988
    Richard P. Feynman
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    The most remarkable discovery in all of astronomy is that the stars are made of atoms of the same kind as those on the earth.
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