Quotes about the Universe
Philosophy is written in this grand book, which stands continually open before our eyes (I say the Universe), but can not be understood without first learning to comprehend the language and know the characters as it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is impossible to humanly understand a word; without these one is wandering in a dark labyrinth.
The universe confounds me! I cannot imagine that such a ‘clock’ can exist without there being a Clockmaker.
Nothing is indifferent, nothing is powerless in the universe; an atom can dissolve everything, an atom can save everything
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The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
Call to mind the whole of Substance of which you have a very small portion, and the whole of time whereof a small hair's breadth has been determined for you, and of the chain of causation whereof you are how small a link.
No contingency anywhere in the universe; no indifference; no liberty. While we act, we are, at the same time, acted upon.
That which exercises reason is more excellent than that which does not exercise reason; there is nothing more excellent than the universe, therefore the universe exercises reason.
One of the basic rules of the Universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn't exist without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.
Now do you think one can acquire any appreciable knowledge of the nature of the soul without knowing the nature of the whole?
Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.
You are something the whole universe is doing in the same way that the wave is something that the whole ocean is doing.
Through Albert Einstein's work the horizon of mankind has been immeasurably widened, at the same time as our world picture has attained a unity and harmony never dreamed of before.
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate in a particular manner by the necessity of the divine nature.
The study and knowledge of the universe would somehow be lame and defective were no practical results to follow.
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
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