Citações Famosas



Albert Einstein: “The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.”


Platão: “Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.”


Cícero: “The contemplation of celestial things will make a man both speak and think more sublimely and magnificently when he descends to human affairs.”


Horace Mann: “Astronomy is one of the sublimest fields of human investigation. The mind that grasps its facts and principles receives something of the enlargement and grandeur belonging to the science itself. It is a quickener of devotion.”


Kant: “Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe—the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.”


Edward Fitzgerald: “Não passa de um espectáculo de Sombras Mágicas, Que se desenrola numa Caixa cuja Vela é o Sol, Em torno do qual nós, Figuras Fantasmas, vimos e vamos”


Edwin Hubble: “The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons.”


Seneca: “Non est ad astra mollis e terries via”. – There is no easy way from the Earth to the stars.


Fred Hoyle: “Space isn’t remote at all. It’s only an hour’s drive away if your car could go straight upwards.”


Clyde Tombaugh: “They would get books on astronomy out of the city library for me. They would allow me stay up late at night to look at things in the sky.”


Edmond Halley (sobre o trânsito de Vénus): “This sight… is by far the noblest astronomy affords.”


Simon Singh: “Tycho’s observations were generally accurate to 1/30°, five times better than the best previous measurements. Perhaps Tycho’s measurements were aided by his ability to remove his nose and align his eye more perfectly.”


Edward Young: “An undevout astronomer is mad.”


Paracelsus: “Medicine rests upon four pillars – philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.”
(era alquímico, médico, astrólogo, e ocultista. Sinais dos tempos – séc. XV)


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: “I have my own views about Nature’s methods, though I feel that it is rather like a beetle giving his opinions upon the Milky Way.”


Albert Einstein: “Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible player.”

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