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That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every read more

That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every 'superstar,' every 'supreme leader,' every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there - on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

by Dr. Carl Sagan Found in: Astronomy Quotes,
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Knowing a great deal is not the same as being smart; intelligence is not information alone but also judgment, the read more

Knowing a great deal is not the same as being smart; intelligence is not information alone but also judgment, the manner in which information is collected and used

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You have to know the past to understand the present.

You have to know the past to understand the present.

by Dr. Carl Sagan Found in: Past Quotes,
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Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

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The Universe forces those who live in it to understand it. Those creatures who find everyday experience a muddled jumble read more

The Universe forces those who live in it to understand it. Those creatures who find everyday experience a muddled jumble of events with no predictability, no regularity, are in grave peril. The Universe belongs to those who, at least to some degree,

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Never utter these words: 'I do not know this, therefore it is false.' One must study to know; know to read more

Never utter these words: 'I do not know this, therefore it is false.' One must study to know; know to understand; understand to judge.

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I also wish that the Pledge of Allegiance were directed at the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as it read more

I also wish that the Pledge of Allegiance were directed at the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as it is when the President takes his oath of office, rather than to the flag and the nation

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It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English - up to fifty read more

It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English - up to fifty words used in correct context - no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.

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The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. From it we have learned most of what read more

The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. From it we have learned most of what we know. Recently, we have waded a little out to sea, enough to dampen our toes or, at most, wet our ankles. The water seems inviting. The ocean calls. So

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Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.

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