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1 The stars hang bright above, silent, as if they watch over the sleeping Earth. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

2 All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God. Thomas Browne Religio Medici, 1642

3 Twinkle, twinkle, little star… How I wonder what you are. Children’s nursery rhyme

4 For I dipped into the future, far as human eye could see; Saw the vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be. Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1842

5 So I walk on uplands unbounded, and know that there is hope for that which You formed out of dust to have consort with things eternal. The Dead Sea Scrolls

6 The oldest picture book in our possession is the nighttime sky. E. Walter Maunder

7 The God whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals. William James The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902)

8 The stars are not so strange as the mind that studies them. H.E. Fosdick

9 Newton’s idea of gravity has done nothing but astonish our imagination. Frederick the Great, 1780

10 Taken as a whole, the universe is absurd. Walter Savage Landor, 1824

11 The microscope enlarges worlds we are too big to step into… Telescopes reveal worlds too young for us to fit into. Dusty Joseph Partello, 1907

12 Pluto is the last little outpost before stepping out to the stars. Steven Finch

13 The first day, we all pointed to our countries… The second day, we all pointed to our continents… The third day, we were aware of only one Earth Astronaut Sultan Bin Salman al-Saud Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

14 The beauteous planet Venus, which invites to love, makes all the Orient laugh, outshining the light of the fishes, which followed close behind. Dante, 1316

15 The Earth, formed out of the same debris of which the sun was born, existed at the center of a star that exploded many billions of years ago. Isaac Asimov

16 O star, Say something to us we can learn, Say something! And it said, ‘I burn.’ Robert Frost

17 When Newton saw an apple fall, he found a mode of proving that the Earth turned round... Lord Byron, 1810

18 What may only appear to be a white puff of smoke in space is actually the violent end of one stellar system and the possible beginnings of another. P. Scoma, 1968

19 Galaxies are like cities of stars suspended forever in the blackness of night. Denise Wolf, 1986

20 Man said to the universe, “I exist.” “However,” replied the universe, “that fact has not created in me a sense of obligation.” Stephen Crane, 1889

21 If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst into the sky, that would be the splendor of the Mighty One... The Bhagavad-Gita

22 Everyone is a moon and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. Mark Twain

23 What is inconceivable about the universe is that it is at all conceivable. Albert Einstein

24 Silence alone is great; all else is weakness. Alfred DeVigny La Mort du Loup, 1864

25 Science can purify religion from error and superstition; Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. We need each other to be what we must be, what we are called to be. John Paul II, 1988


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