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  • #1
    Augustine of Hippo
    “Christ is not valued at all, unless he is valued above all.”
    Augustine of Hippo

  • #2
    Carl Sagan
    “.. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the 'Momentary' masters of a 'Fraction' of a 'Dot' ”
    Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

  • #3
    Carl Sagan
    “Look again at that dot. 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.

    The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

    Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

    The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

    It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.”
    Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

  • #4
    “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”
    Narcotics Anonymous

  • #5
    Albert Einstein
    “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #6
    Augustine of Hippo
    “Right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.”
    Augustine of Hippo

  • #7
    Augustine of Hippo
    “Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”
    Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

  • #8
    Augustine of Hippo
    “There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.”
    Augustine of Hippo

  • #9
    Augustine of Hippo
    “To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.”
    Augustine of Hippo

  • #10
    Augustine of Hippo
    “God provides the wind, Man must raise the sail. ”
    Augustine of Hippo

  • #11
    Walter M. Miller Jr.
    “You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.”
    Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz

  • #12
    C.S. Lewis
    “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #13
    C.S. Lewis
    “The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #14
    C.S. Lewis
    “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #15
    C.S. Lewis
    “A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #16
    C.S. Lewis
    “Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”
    C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

  • #17
    William Nicholson
    “I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
    William Nicholson, Shadowlands

  • #18
    C.S. Lewis
    “A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

  • #19
    C.S. Lewis
    “God can't give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #20
    C.S. Lewis
    “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #21
    C.S. Lewis
    “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #22
    C.S. Lewis
    “I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair

  • #23
    C.S. Lewis
    “Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning...”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #24
    C.S. Lewis
    “To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #25
    C.S. Lewis
    “I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice?”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #26
    C.S. Lewis
    “You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #27
    C.S. Lewis
    “Things never happen the same way twice.”
    C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian

  • #28
    Albert Einstein
    “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #29
    Voltaire
    “Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
    Voltaire

  • #30
    Voltaire
    “God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.”
    Voltaire



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