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Quotes of the Day for 20 February 2001 – The Heavens

For thousands of years we have been looking into The Heavens, wondering what was out there. As our vision improves our sense of wonder only increases.

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The quotes:

Our sun is one of 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of the billions of galaxies populating the universe. It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living things within that enormous immensity.
     - Werner von Braun

When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.
     - Leo Burnett

A penny will hide the biggest star in the Universe if you hold it close enough to your eye.
     - Samuel Grafton

One can search the brain with a microscope and not find the mind, and can search the stars with a telescope and not find God.
     - J. Gustav White

We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
     - Goethe


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